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pri·mar·y shock

shock mainly nervous in nature, from pain and anxiety, which ensues almost immediately on receipt of a severe injury.
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This primary shock subsequently reflects from shock tube end wall.
The most significant contrast with Bulow and Summers's model is in the implication that secondary as well as primary shock effects should be positive, due to the non-market-clearing attractions of both sectors.
The primary shock of Measure 5 occurred during fiscal year 1992, when there was nearly a 14 percent reduction in real estate tax revenues, an impact eased by higher user fees and charges.