electric shock

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noun


Nearby words

  1. electric organ,
  2. electric peak,
  3. electric potential,
  4. electric potential gradient,
  5. electric ray,
  6. electric strength,
  7. electric susceptibility,
  8. electric torch,
  9. electric wave,
  10. electric-arc furnace

Origin of electric shock

First recorded in 1940–45

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British Dictionary definitions for electric shock

electric shock

noun

the physiological reaction, characterized by pain and muscular spasm, to the passage of an electric current through the body. It can affect the respiratory system and heart rhythmSometimes shortened to: shock
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