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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 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.
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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