English noun: electrical shock
|1.||electrical shock (act) a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body|
|Samples||Subjects received a small electric shock when they made the wrong response.|
Electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks.
|Synonyms||electric shock, shock|
|Broader (hypernym)||inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex|