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electroshock

[ ih-lek-truh-shok ]
/ ɪˈlɛk trəˌʃɒk /
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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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Medical definitions for electroshock

electroshock
[ ĭ-lĕktrō-shŏk′ ]

n.
electroconvulsive therapy
v.
To administer electroconvulsive therapy to a person.
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