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Definition of SHOCK

noun : SHOCK

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally; "his mother's death left him in a daze"; "he was numb with shock" ;

  • 2. (

    ) the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat; "the armies met in the shock of battle" ;

  • 3. (

    ) a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body; "subjects received a small electric shock when they made the wrong response"; "electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks" ;

  • 4. (

    ) (pathology) bodily collapse or near collapse caused by inadequate oxygen delivery to the cells; characterized by reduced cardiac output and rapid heartbeat and circulatory insufficiency and pallor; "loss of blood is an important cause of shock" ;

  • 5. (

    ) an instance of agitation of the earth's crust; "the first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch" ;

  • 6. (

    ) an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured" ;

  • 7. (

    ) a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field; "corn is bound in small sheaves and several sheaves are set up together in shocks"; "whole fields of wheat in shock" ;

  • 8. (

    ) a bushy thick mass (especially hair); "he had an unruly shock of black hair" ;

  • 9. (

    ) a sudden jarring impact; "the door closed with a jolt"; "all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers" ;

verb : SHOCK

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 3. (

    ) strike with horror or terror; "The news of the bombing shocked her" ;

  • 5. (

    ) collect or gather into shocks; "shock grain" ;

  • 6. (

    ) subject to electrical shocks ;


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