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Definition of "shocks" []

  • The physiological reaction, characterized by pain and muscular spasm, to the passage of an electric current through the body. It can affect the respiratory system and heart rhythm (noun)
  • Plural form of shock. (noun)

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  • Third person singular simple present of to shock. (verb)

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Use "shocks" in a sentence
  • "It is merely the most prominent member of a group of shocks of greater or less intensity, and is known as the _principal shock_ or _earthquake_, while the others are called _minor_ or _accessory shocks_, and _fore-shocks_ or"
  • "Yet the exposure to such shocks is hard to gauge and difficult to conceptualize."
  • "In March 2004 I was still dazed from the twin shocks of the 11th September 2001 attack and the perverse"