electric shock

Origin of electric shock

First recorded in 1940–45
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electric shock

noun
  1. 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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