to kill by electricity.
to execute (a criminal) by electricity, as in an electric chair.
to pass an electric current through; shock: The toaster burned my toast and then electrocuted me when I tried to unplug it.
- e·lec·tro·cu·tion [ih-lek-truh-kyoo-shuhn], /ɪˌlɛk trəˈkyu ʃən/, noun
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How to use electrocute in a sentence
In May 2020, Matt Schmidt, a construction worker, was electrocuted trying fractal wood burning in his garage.The YouTube baker fighting back against deadly “craft hacks” | Amelia Tait | September 23, 2022 | MIT Technology Review
Almost 80 people died, most of them drowned in their vehicles, electrocuted, or crushed under collapsed buildings.
On June 19, 1953, Ethel Rosenberg was electrocuted, having been found guilty of conspiracy to commit espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union.How Today’s World Can Help Us See That There’s More to the Ethel Rosenberg Story | Anne Sebba | June 9, 2021 | Time
He also built shocking devices in middle school consisting of a box with two wires attached that would electrocute its user.
A strong electric shock may of course electrocute a plant by killing the cells.The Romance of Plant Life | G. F. Scott Elliot
"Thar's a cayuse in thar thet I'd plumb like ter electrocute," said Bud, who was mad clear through.Ted Strong's Motor Car | Edward C. Taylor
We electrocute the Italian and print pictures of the wheat speculator in our magazines as an example of Success.The Root of Evil | Thomas Dixon
And if you make any sudden moves you are liable to break a phone, electrocute yourself or choke to death.Sense of Obligation | Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
The man in the control room had frustrated the attempt to electrocute us.Spacewrecked on Venus | Neil R. Jones
British Dictionary definitions for electrocute
to kill as a result of an electric shock
US to execute in the electric chair
- electrocution, noun
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