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Definitions of electric shock:

  • noun:   a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body
    Example: "Subjects received a small electric shock when they mae the wrong response"
  • noun:   the use of electric shock as a form of punishment
  • noun:   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

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