Shock vs Chlorine - What's the difference?

shock | chlorine |

As nouns the difference between shock and chlorine

is that shock is sudden, heavy impact or shock can be an arrangement of sheaves for drying, a stook while chlorine is a toxic, green, gaseous chemical element (symbol cl) with an atomic number of 17.

As a verb shock

is to cause to be emotionally shocked or shock can be to collect, or make up, into a shock or shocks; to stook.



(wikipedia shock)

Alternative forms

* choque (obsolete)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) . More at (l).


(en noun)
  • Sudden, heavy impact.
  • The train hit the buffers with a great shock .
  • # (figuratively) Something so surprising that it is stunning.
  • # Electric shock, a sudden burst of electric energy, hitting an animate animal such as a human.
  • # Circulatory shock, a life-threatening medical emergency characterized by the inability of the circulatory system to supply enough oxygen to meet tissue requirements.
  • # A sudden or violent mental or emotional disturbance
  • (mathematics) A discontinuity arising in the solution of a partial differential equation.
  • Derived terms
    * bow shock * culture shock * economic shock * electric shock * shock absorber * shock jock * shock mount * shock rock * shock site * shock therapy * shock wave, shockwave * shocker * shocking pink * shockproof * shockumentary * shockvertising * supply shock * technology shock * termination shock * toxic shock syndrome




    (en verb)
  • To cause to be emotionally shocked.
  • The disaster shocked the world.
  • To give an electric shock.
  • (obsolete) To meet with a shock; to meet in violent encounter.
  • * De Quincey
  • They saw the moment approach when the two parties would shock together.

    Etymology 2


    (en noun)
  • An arrangement of sheaves for drying, a stook.
  • * Tusser
  • Cause it on shocks to be by and by set.
  • * Thomson
  • Behind the master walks, builds up the shocks .
  • (commerce, dated) A lot consisting of sixty pieces; a term applied in some Baltic ports to loose goods.
  • (by extension) A tuft or bunch of something (e.g. hair, grass)
  • a head covered with a shock of sandy hair
  • (obsolete, by comparison) A small dog with long shaggy hair, especially a poodle or spitz; a shaggy lapdog.
  • * 1827 Thomas Carlyle, The Fair-Haired Eckbert
  • When I read of witty persons, I could not figure them but like the little shock (translating the German Spitz).


    (en verb)
  • To collect, or make up, into a shock or shocks; to stook.
  • to shock rye


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    (-) (wikipedia chlorine)
  • A toxic, green, gaseous chemical element (symbol Cl) with an atomic number of 17.
  • Derived terms

    * antichlor, antichlore * antichlorine * chlor-, chloro- * chloral * chlorane * chloric * chloride * chlorinate * chlorination * * * * chlorine dioxide * chlorine fluoride * chlorine monofluoride * chlorine oxide * chlorine pentafluoride * chlorine trifluoride * chlorine water * chloriniferous * chlorinise, chlorinize * chlorinous * chlorite * chloroid * chlorous * chloruret * dichlorine * organochlorine


    * when used as a food additive

    See also

    * carnallite * halite * sylvite