Definitions for electrocution

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. electrocution, burning(noun)

    execution by electricity

  2. electrocution(noun)

    killing by electric shock

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  1. electrocution(n.)

    execution by electricity. Electrocution as a form of punishment for crime is usually carried out while the victim is sitting in a chair specially designed for the purpose, called an electric chair, fitted with electrodes that contact the head and limbs. To be executed in such a manner is sometimes referred to in grim humor as to ride the lightning.

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  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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  • Stromschlag, [[Hinrichtung]] [[auf]] [[der, [[Tod]] [[durch]] [[Stromschlag]]German
  • ηλεκτροπληξίαGreek
  • electrocuciónSpanish
  • sähkökuolema, sähköteloitusFinnish
  • électrocutionFrench
  • 電気椅子刑, 感電死Japanese
  • porażenie prądemPolish
  • eletrocussãoPortuguese
  • electrocutareRomanian
  • [[удар]] ([[электрический, [[смерть]] [[от]] [[электрический, электроглушение, [[поражение]] ([[электрический, [[казнь]] [[на]] [[электрический, [[смертельныйRussian

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