noun pho·to·shock \"+ˌ-\

Definition of photoshock

  1. :  a method of treating psychosis by exposing the patient to a flashing light while he is under the influence of a sensitizing drug

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Origin and Etymology of photoshock

phot- + shock

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a brief usually trivial fact

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