electroshock

noun
elec·tro·shock | \i-ˈlek-trō-ˌshäk \

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New this year will be a Texas Parks and Wildlife Fisheries Division electroshock fishing demonstration. Rebecca Hazen, Houston Chronicle, "NatureFest aims to get people outdoors," 21 Feb. 2018 The files revealed the experiments tested drugs (like LSD), sensory deprivation, hypnotism and electroshock on everyone from agency operatives to prostitutes, recovering drug addicts and prisoners—often without their consent. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "The True Story of Brainwashing and How It Shaped America," 22 May 2017 She was treated with electroshock therapy and medication. Anthony Mccartney, Esquire, "Carrie Fisher Had a Cocktail of Drugs in Her System, According to Autopsy," 19 June 2017 She was treated with electroshock therapy and medication. Anthony Mccartney, Esquire, "Carrie Fisher Had a Cocktail of Drugs in Her System, According to Autopsy," 19 June 2017 She was treated with electroshock therapy and medication. Anthony Mccartney, Esquire, "Carrie Fisher Had a Cocktail of Drugs in Her System, According to Autopsy," 19 June 2017 She was treated with electroshock therapy and medication. Anthony Mccartney, Esquire, "Carrie Fisher Had a Cocktail of Drugs in Her System, According to Autopsy," 19 June 2017 She was treated with electroshock therapy and medication. Anthony Mccartney, Esquire, "Carrie Fisher Had a Cocktail of Drugs in Her System, According to Autopsy," 19 June 2017 She was treated with electroshock therapy and medication. Anthony Mccartney, chicagotribune.com, "Sleep apnea, other factors contributed to Carrie Fisher's death, coroner says," 16 June 2017

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1938, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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electroshock

noun
elec·tro·shock | \-trō-ˌshäk \

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