[ kountər-shŏk′ ]


An electric shock that is applied to the chest to restore normal rhythm of the heart.

Nearby words

  1. counterrevolutionary,
  2. counterrotating,
  3. counterscarp,
  4. countershading,
  5. countershaft,
  6. countersign,
  7. countersignature,
  8. countersink,
  9. counterspy,
  10. counterstain

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Examples from the Web for countershock

  • Among them is the shock which cuts off the past and the countershock which reawakens memory.