Synonyms of electric shock


1. electric shock, corporal punishment, torture, torturing

usage: the use of electricity to administer punishment or torture; "they used cattle prods to administer electric shocks"

2. electric shock, injury, hurt, harm, trauma

usage: 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

3. electric shock, electrical shock, shock, reflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction

usage: a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body; "subjects received a small electric shock when they made the wrong response"; "electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks"

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