electric shock

NOUN
  1. trauma caused by the passage of electric current through the body (as from contact with high voltage lines or being struck by lightning); usually involves burns and abnormal heart rhythm and unconsciousness
  2. a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body
    electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks
    subjects received a small electric shock when they made the wrong response
  3. the use of electricity to administer punishment or torture
    they used cattle prods to administer electric shocks
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How To Use electric shock In A Sentence

  • But before sleep could sneak one pajamaed toe into the bedsheets of her consciousness, an electric shock jolted her painfully into alertness. The Three Furies
  • Never apply water to a burn from an electric shock while the casualty is still in contact with the electric current.
  • Never apply water to a burn from an electric shock while the casualty is still in contact with the electric current.
  • Death is an electric shock which our heart receives; the freed soul soars upwards on the wings of electricity. Andersen's Fairy Tales
  • The foregoing applies to cases in which a pulmotor would be used, such as apnea from electric shocks, etc. Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy A Manual of Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery
  • The teacher was then taken into another room and shown an apparatus which could deliver electric shocks to the learner.
  • We have a sad history of enforced treatment of people who've committed crimes but now treatments like electrotherapy, electric shock treatment, and psychosurgery are very strictly regulated.
  • We don't want New Zealand's good name muddied by links for the torture of prisoners, which is reputed to include beatings, electric shock treatment, and sleep, food and water deprivation. New Zealand Herald - Top Stories
  • I got an electric shock from that faulty light switch.
  • Ground fault interrupters (GFI's) are specifically designed to eliminate electric shock hazards where people use fixtures and appliances near water.
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