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shock

noun (ILLNESS)    /ʃɒk/ US  /ʃɑːk/
[U] a medical condition caused by severe injury, pain, loss of blood, or fear that slows down the flow of blood around the body: Several passengers from the wrecked vehicle were taken to hospital suffering from shock.Disorders and diseases of the heart and blood
(Definition of shock noun (ILLNESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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