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shock treatment

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Hospital
shock treatmentˈshock ˌtreatment (also shock therapy) noun [uncountable]  1 MHtreatment of mental illness using powerful electric shocks2 the use of extreme methods to change a system or solve a problem as quickly as possible – used especially in news reports the government’s shock therapy economic programme
Examples from the Corpus
shock treatmentShe had her first shock treatment immediately.And she has received shock treatment before.I only met him after he had that terrible shock treatment.
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