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electroshock

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

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

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electroshock in Medicine

electroshock

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