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English definition of “electric shock”

electric shock

noun [C]     (also shock)
a sudden painful feeling that you get when electricity flows through your body: He got an electric shock from one of the wires.Electricity and electronics
(Definition of electric shock noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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