What does electrocution mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. electrocution, burningnoun

    execution by electricity

  2. electrocutionnoun

    killing by electric shock


  1. electrocutionnoun

    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. electrocutionnoun

    The accidental death or suicide by electric shock.

  2. electrocutionnoun

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

  3. electrocutionnoun

    A severe electric shock, whether fatal or not.


  1. Electrocution

    Electrocution is death or severe injury caused by electric shock from electric current passing through the body. The word is derived from "electro" and "execution", but it is also used for accidental death.The term "electrocution" was coined in 1889 in the US just before the first use of the electric chair and originally referred to only electrical execution and not other electrical deaths. However, since no English word was available for non-judicial deaths due to electric shock, the word "electrocution" eventually took over as a description of all circumstances of electrical death from the new commercial electricity.


  1. electrocution

    Electrocution is the injury or death that results from a severe electrical shock, typically caused by an excessive amount of electrical energy passing through the body. It can occur if a person comes in direct conduct with an electric current, like touching a live wire, lightning or faulty electrical equipment. Symptoms may range from minor burns, internal injuries to cardiovascular issues depending on the intensity and duration of the exposure.

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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

Examples of electrocution in a Sentence

  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.

  2. Justin Bamberg:

    South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster can't be afraid of what the reality is. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster can't vote for electrocution and death and be afraid to face it in front of South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster very eyes, it's 2021. We should move on from these barbaric forms of punishment that are more medieval than they are modern. Today, our state has taken a step backward and I am ashamed.

  3. Bernard Moore:

    I believe this election is forcing me to choose between two unconstitutional methods of execution, and I do not intend to waive any challenges to electrocution or firing squad by making an election.

  4. Wake County Sheriff Office:

    It's believed the man died of electrocution while attempting to climb some of the equipment.

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  • الصعق الكهربائيArabic
  • Stromschlag, [[Tod]] [[durch]] [[Stromschlag]], [[Hinrichtung]] [[auf]] [[derGerman
  • ηλεκτροπληξίαGreek
  • electrocuciónSpanish
  • sähkökuolema, sähköteloitusFinnish
  • électrocutionFrench
  • 電気椅子刑, 感電死Japanese
  • porażenie prądemPolish
  • eletrocussãoPortuguese
  • electrocutareRomanian
  • электроглушение, [[смертельный, [[казнь]] [[на]] [[электрический, [[поражение]] ([[электрический, [[удар]] ([[электрический, [[смерть]] [[от]] [[электрическийRussian
  • மின்சாரம்Tamil

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