return shock

noun

Definition of return shock

: an electric shock that follows electric discharge from a cloud and is due to the sudden release of electricity induced on bodies on the earth by the charge of the cloud

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“Return shock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/return%20shock. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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