shock Idioms & Phrases


anaphylactic shock

  • noun a severe and rapid and sometimes fatal hypersensitivity reaction to a substance (especially a vaccine or penicillin or shellfish or insect venom) to which the organism has become sensitized by previous exposure
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cardiogenic shock

  • noun shock caused by cardiac arrest
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culture shock

  • noun a condition of disorientation affecting someone who is suddenly exposed to an unfamiliar culture or way of life or set of attitudes
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distributive shock

  • noun shock caused by poor distribution of the blood flow
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electric shock

  • noun the use of electricity to administer punishment or torture
    • they used cattle prods to administer electric shocks
  • noun trauma caused by the passage of electric current through the body (as from contact with high voltage lines or being struck by lightning); usually involves burns and abnormal heart rhythm and unconsciousness
  • noun a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body
    electric shock; shock.
    • subjects received a small electric shock when they made the wrong response
    • electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks
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electrical shock

  • noun a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body
    electric shock; shock.
    • subjects received a small electric shock when they made the wrong response
    • electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks
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hypovolemic shock

  • noun shock caused by severe blood or fluid loss
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insulin shock

  • noun hypoglycemia produced by excessive insulin in the system causing coma
    insulin reaction.
  • noun the administration of sufficient insulin to induce convulsions and coma
    insulin shock therapy; insulin shock.
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insulin shock therapy

  • noun the administration of sufficient insulin to induce convulsions and coma
    insulin shock therapy; insulin shock.
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insulin shock treatment

  • noun the administration of sufficient insulin to induce convulsions and coma
    insulin shock therapy; insulin shock.
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metrazol shock

  • noun the administration of sufficient Metrazol to induce convulsions and coma
    metrazol shock; metrazol shock therapy.
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metrazol shock therapy

  • noun the administration of sufficient Metrazol to induce convulsions and coma
    metrazol shock; metrazol shock therapy.
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metrazol shock treatment

  • noun the administration of sufficient Metrazol to induce convulsions and coma
    metrazol shock; metrazol shock therapy.
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obstructive shock

  • noun shock caused by obstruction of blood flow
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shell shock

  • noun a mental disorder caused by stress of active warfare
    combat neurosis; battle fatigue; combat fatigue.
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shock absorber

  • noun a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses
    shock; cushion.
    • the old car needed a new set of shocks
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shock therapy

  • noun treatment of certain psychotic states by the administration of shocks that are followed by convulsions
    shock therapy.
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shock treatment

  • noun treatment of certain psychotic states by the administration of shocks that are followed by convulsions
    shock therapy.
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shock troops

  • noun soldiers who are specially trained and armed to lead an assault
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shock wave

  • noun a region of high pressure travelling through a gas at a high velocity
    blast wave.
    • the explosion created a shock wave
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shock-absorbent

  • adjective satellite having the capacity to absorb the energy of an impact
    • the material absorbs shock and is used for shock-absorbent insoles
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shock-head

Shock"-head` adjective

Definitions
  1. Shock-headed. Tennyson.
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shock-headed

  • adjective satellite having a shock (or untidy mass) of hair
    • shock-headed teenagers
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Shock"-head`ed adjective

Definitions
  1. Having a thick and bushy head of hair.
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toxic shock

  • noun syndrome resulting from a serious acute (sometimes fatal) infection associated with the presence of staphylococcus; characterized by fever and diarrhea and nausea and diffuse erythema and shock; occurs especially in menstruating women using highly absorbent tampons
    toxic shock; TSS.
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toxic shock syndrome

  • noun syndrome resulting from a serious acute (sometimes fatal) infection associated with the presence of staphylococcus; characterized by fever and diarrhea and nausea and diffuse erythema and shock; occurs especially in menstruating women using highly absorbent tampons
    toxic shock; TSS.
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Wind shock

  • a wind shake.
Webster 1913

Wood shock

  • (Zoöl.), the fisher. See Fisher, 2.
Webster 1913