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electroshock

[ih-lek-truh-shok]
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noun
  1. electroconvulsive therapy.
  2. shock1(def 6).
verb (used with object)
  1. Psychiatry. to administer electroconvulsive therapy to.
  2. to pass an electric current through.

Origin of electroshock

First recorded in 1940–45; electro- + shock1
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electroshock

(ĭ-lĕktrō-shŏk′)
n.
  1. electroconvulsive therapy
v.
  1. To administer electroconvulsive therapy to a person.