electroshock

[ ih-lek-truh-shok ]
/ ɪˈlɛk trəˌʃɒk /

noun

verb (used with object)

Psychiatry. to administer electroconvulsive therapy to.
to pass an electric current through.

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Origin of electroshock

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

[ ĭ-lĕktrō-shŏk′ ]

n.

electroconvulsive therapy

v.

To administer electroconvulsive therapy to a person.
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