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electric shock



  1. the physiological reaction, characterized by pain and muscular spasm, to the passage of an electric current through the body. It can affect the respiratory system and heart rhythm Sometimes shortened to: shock

Translations for 'electric shock'

  • British English: electric shockPronunciation for electric shock If you get an electric shock, you get a sudden painful feeling when you touch something which is connected to a supply of electricity.ɪˈlɛktrɪk ʃɒk NOUN
  • Arabic: صَدْمَة كَهْرَبَائِيَّةPronunciation for صَدْمَة كَهْرَبَائِيَّة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: choque elétricoPronunciation for choque elétrico
  • Chinese: 电击Pronunciation for 电击
  • Croatian: električni šokPronunciation for električni šok
  • Czech: úraz elektrickým proudemPronunciation for úraz elektrickým proudem
  • Danish: elektrisk stødPronunciation for elektrisk stød
  • Dutch: elektrische schokPronunciation for elektrische schok
  • European Spanish: descarga eléctricaPronunciation for descarga eléctrica
  • Finnish: sähköiskuPronunciation for sähköisku
  • French: choc électriquePronunciation for choc électrique
  • German: StromschlagPronunciation for Stromschlag
  • Greek: ηλεκτροσόκPronunciation for ηλεκτροσόκ
  • Italian: scossa elettricaPronunciation for scossa elettrica
  • Japanese: 感電Pronunciation for 感電
  • Korean: 감전Pronunciation for 감전
  • Norwegian: støtPronunciation for støt
  • Polish: wstrząs elektrycznyPronunciation for wstrząs elektryczny
  • Portuguese: choque elétricoPronunciation for choque elétrico
  • Romanian: șoc electric șocuri electrice
  • Russian: удар электричествомPronunciation for удар электричеством
  • Spanish: descarga eléctricaPronunciation for descarga eléctrica
  • Swedish: elektrisk stötPronunciation for elektrisk stöt
  • Thai: กระแสไฟดูดPronunciation for กระแสไฟดูด
  • Turkish: elektrik çarpmasıPronunciation for elektrik çarpması
  • Ukrainian: ураження електричним струмом
  • Vietnamese: điện giậtPronunciation for điện giật

Example Sentences Including 'electric shock'

Once, he ran hard at Claudette's back and she jumped forward as if she'd received an electric shock.
O'Connor, Joe Desperadoes
The temperature of the water hit him like an electric shock , flashing his nerves and knotting his stomach.
Terman, Douglas Cormorant
The immediate effects of the electric shock were passing, the cold taking over where the pulse had left off.
Mark Burnell CHAMELEON (2002)


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