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electronarcosis

Definitions

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  • n. the process of rendering one unconscious through the application of an electric current
  • n. the unconsciousness induced as a result of the process

Etymologies

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From electro- +‎ narcosis

Examples

  • First, the electronarcosis current would be switched off.

    The Lost Worlds of 2001

  • Here we have two astronauts who, by a combination of drugs and electronarcosis, can be kept in a state of hibernation for prolonged periods.

    The Lost Worlds of 2001

  • Then the electronarcosis currents started to pulse, and Discovery's operational crew diminished to five, to four, to three ....

    The Lost Worlds of 2001

  • A small automatic programmer - not much more complex than that which cycles the operations in a domestic washing machine - would then inject the correct drugs, taper off the electronarcosis pulses, and start raising the body temperature.

    2001 A Space Odyssey

  • Then, if he felt like it, he would spend a couple of hours either reading or looking at a movie; and at midnight he would go to sleep - usually without any help from electronarcosis.

    2001 A Space Odyssey

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