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[ ʃˈɒk], [ ʃˈɒk], [ ʃ_ˈɒ_k]

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The word "shock" has a variety of meanings. In medicine, it is used to describe a sudden instance of mental or physical illness or shock. When people are shocked, they feel a sense of alarm, surprise, and/or terror.

In physics, shock is the sudden expansion of gas within a confined space. This happens when the gas is heated to a high temperature and then released suddenly into cold surroundings. In farming, shock can refer to a sudden change in weather conditions, such as a thunderstorm, that can damage plants.

People can be shocked by various events.

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