electroshock electroshock  /ɪ ˈlɛk ˌtroʊ ˌʃɑk/


  • (n) the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma


  1. They advocated using water torture and electroshock.
  2. Because the boy was frustrated that he hadn't achieved his first orgasm, and the father was a child molester, it hit audiences like a jolt of electroshock therapy.
  3. One advantage on which most researchers who have tried it agree: reserpine should reduce the need for electroshock treatments.


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