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- n. The physical reaction or shock caused by the flow of electricity through the body.
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- n. 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
- n. the use of electricity to administer punishment or torture
- n. a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body
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The suspect, Andrew Wilson, complained that he was beaten, kicked, suffocated, burned, and given electric shock with two different devices to his genitals, ears, nose, and fingers.
An electric shock surged into the school, sending the selkie into a series of convulsions as the fish died and floated toward the dome's roof.