shock treatment

noun

Definition of shock treatment

:a treatment for mental illness in which the patient is given electric shocks

Word by Word Definitions

shock play
  1. : a pile of sheaves of grain or stalks of corn set up in a field with the butt ends down

  1. : to collect into shocks

  1. : the impact or encounter of individuals or groups in combat

  2. : a violent shake or jar : concussion

  3. : an effect of such violence

  1. : to strike with surprise, terror, horror, or disgust

  2. : to cause to undergo a physical or nervous shock

  3. : to subject to the action of an electrical discharge

  1. : bushy, shaggy

  1. : a thick bushy mass (as of hair)

treatment play
  1. : the act or manner or an instance of treating someone or something : handling, usage

  2. : the techniques or actions customarily applied in a specified situation

  3. : a substance or technique used in treating


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