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electrocute

[ ih-lek-truh-kyoot ]
/ 瑟藞l蓻k tr蓹藢kyut /
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verb (used with object), e路lec路tro路cut路ed, e路lec路tro路cut路ing.
to kill by electricity.
to execute (a criminal) by electricity, as in an electric chair.
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Origin of electrocute

An Americanism dating back to 1885鈥90; electro- + (exe)cute

OTHER WORDS FROM electrocute

e路lec路tro路cu路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for electrocute

electrocute
/ (瑟藞l蓻ktr蓹藢kju藧t) /

verb (tr)
to kill as a result of an electric shock
US to execute in the electric chair

Derived forms of electrocute

electrocution, noun

Word Origin for electrocute

C19: from electro- + (exe)cute
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