Meaning of electric shock in English:

electric shock

Pronunciation /ɪˌlɛktrɪk ˈʃɒk/

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  • A sudden discharge of electricity through a part of the body.

    ‘the lead singer got an electric shock from his mic’
    • ‘The pain can be steady and burning or come like sudden electric shocks.’
    • ‘A defibrillator emits a series of electric shocks, these make sure the heart does not have erratic rhythms.’
    • ‘If the instrument and the expertise are available, electric shocks are administered with a defibrillator, which may or may not restore a normal electrical rhythm and hence a regular beat.’
    • ‘The only other options are implanted defibrillators that administer electric shocks to the heart, and transplants.’
    • ‘Current therapy often focuses on using drugs or electric shocks to try to fix the confused signal.’
    • ‘Defibrillators treat ventricular fibrillation by delivering an electric shock to the chest, and so indirectly to the heart.’
    • ‘As is well known in experimental psychology, electric shocks cause a sudden rise in skin conductance.’
    • ‘Fox nodded his way and Travis pushed the button that sent electric shocks through Brandon's body.’
    • ‘When I think about him it's as though there's been an electric shock all through my body.’
    • ‘It is known that subjecting cells to a sudden electric shock will cause them to open up and take in foreign DNA.’
    • ‘This nerve disorder causes disabling facial pain that feels like an electric shock.’
    • ‘Cardioversion, or electric shocks, can also be used to re-set heart rhythm.’
    • ‘TV and video locks protect a toddler from accidents and potential electric shocks and will protect your valuable equipment from damage.’
    • ‘Atrial fibrillation can also be treated with cardioversion, which involves a controlled electric shock to the heart.’
    • ‘Then your heart is given an electric shock to make it return to normal rhythm.’
    • ‘Some can even tell when the heart stops beating and produce a small electric shock to restart it.’
    • ‘It is impossible to give someone an electric shock with a defibrillator unless they really need it.’