electroshock electroshock  /ɪ ˈlɛk ˌtroʊ ˌʃɑk/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  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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