English dictionary

Hint: Question mark (?) is a wildcard. Question mark substitutes one character.

English noun: electric shock

1. electric shock (act) the use of electricity to administer punishment or torture

SamplesThey used cattle prods to administer electric shocks.

Broader (hypernym)corporal punishment, torture, torturing

2. electric shock (state) 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

Broader (hypernym)harm, hurt, injury, trauma

3. electric shock (act) a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body

SamplesSubjects received a small electric shock when they made the wrong response.
Electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks.

Synonymselectrical shock, shock

Broader (hypernym)inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex

Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2018 onlineordbog.dk