- 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 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 كَهْرَبَائِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: choque elétrico
- Chinese: 电击
- Croatian: električni šok
- Czech: úraz elektrickým proudem
- Danish: elektrisk stød
- Dutch: elektrische schok
- European Spanish: descarga eléctrica
- Finnish: sähköisku
- French: choc électrique
- German: Stromschlag
- Greek: ηλεκτροσόκ
- Italian: scossa elettrica
- Japanese: 感電
- Korean: 감전
- Norwegian: støt
- Polish: wstrząs elektryczny
- Portuguese: choque elétrico
- Romanian: șoc electric șocuri electrice
- Russian: удар электричеством
- Spanish: descarga eléctrica
- Swedish: elektrisk stöt
- Thai: กระแสไฟดูด
- Turkish: elektrik çarpması
- Ukrainian: ураження електричним струмом
- Vietnamese: 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.
The cause of the tingling is usually hyperventilation and the feelings of electric shock could be an exaggeration of normal nerve impulses.
Coming Off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills
The classic ` electric shock " can destroy the chip, even one too small for you to feel.
The immediate effects of the electric shock were passing, the cold taking over where the pulse had left off.
The temperature of the water hit him like an electric shock , flashing his nerves and knotting his stomach.
Two weeks later, an ABC receptionist successfully revived a workman who had suffered an electric shock.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
You don't rush up to a cardiac arrest, give someone an electric shock and later see them wake up and walk out.
British Medical Journal (2002)
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