What does electrocution mean?

Definitions for electrocution

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. electrocution, burning(noun)

    execution by electricity

  2. electrocution(noun)

    killing by electric shock


  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.


  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of electrocution in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of electrocution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeffrey Rosenzweig:

    I think the general consensus is electrocution is cruel and unusual punishment, if they attempt to do that, that's going to engender other challenges.

Images & Illustrations of electrocution

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Translations for electrocution

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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
  • மின்சாரம்Tamil

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