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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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Related Words for electroshock

ECT, electroshock

Examples from the Web for electroshock

Contemporary Examples of electroshock

  • He wasn't interested in talking about the electroshock or waterboarding he was subjected to in prison.

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    My Trip With a Terrorist

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    August 27, 2010

electroshock in Medicine


  1. electroconvulsive therapy
  1. To administer electroconvulsive therapy to a person.
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