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shock therapynoun [U]

uk   us   (also shock treatment)
the ​treatment of ​particularmentalillnesses by ​sendingelectriccurrents through the ​brain
(Definition of shock therapy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shock therapy”
in Chinese (Simplified) (通过电击大脑治疗特定精神病的)休克疗法…
in Chinese (Traditional) (透過電擊大腦治療特定精神病的)休克療法…
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