Definitions for electrocution

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•lec•tro•cuteɪˈlɛk trəˌkyut(v.t.)-cut•ed, -cut•ing.

  1. to kill by electricity.

  2. to execute (a criminal) by electricity, as in an electric chair.

Origin of electrocute:

1885–90, Amer.; electro - + (exe )cute


Princeton's WordNet

  1. electrocution, burning(noun)

    execution by electricity

  2. electrocution(noun)

    killing by electric shock


  1. electrocution(Noun)

    The accidental death or suicide by electric shock.

  2. electrocution(Noun)

    Deliberate execution by electric shock, usually involving an electric chair.

  3. electrocution(Noun)

    A severe electric shock, whether fatal or not.


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