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shock

noun [U] (DAMAGING EFFECT)    /ʃɒk/ US  /ʃɑːk/
C2 the effect of one object violently hitting another, which might cause damage or a slight movement: For running on hard roads, you need shoes with extra cushioning to absorb (= reduce) the shock.Energy, force and powerPower and intensity
(Definition of shock noun (DAMAGING EFFECT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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