verb (used with object)
Psychiatry. to administer electroconvulsive therapy to.
to pass an electric current through.
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- electroshock therapy,
- electrostatic field,
- electrostatic force
Origin of electroshock
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Examples from the Web for electroshock
He wasn't interested in talking about the electroshock or waterboarding he was subjected to in prison.
To administer electroconvulsive therapy to a person.
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