Electrocution vs Shock - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between electrocution and shock

is that electrocution is electrocution (death or suicide by electric shock) while shock is sudden, heavy impact or shock can be an arrangement of sheaves for drying, a stook.

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.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

electrocution

Noun

(en noun)
  • The accidental death or suicide by electric shock.
  • Deliberate execution by electric shock, usually involving an electric chair.
  • (informal, deprecated) A severe electric shock, whether fatal or not.
  • Usage notes

    Formally, the words electrocution'' and ''electrocute'' imply fatality. Informally, however, these terms are sometimes used to refer to serious but ''nonfatal electric shocks''. Preferred usage is to normally reserve ''electrocution'' for fatal electric shocks, and to use ''shock'' or ''electric shock for nonfatal ones.

    See also

    * execution

    shock

    English

    (wikipedia shock)

    Alternative forms

    * choque (obsolete)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) . More at (l).

    Noun

    (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
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    Verb

    (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

    Noun

    (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).

    Verb

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

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