verb (used with object), e·lec·tro·cut·ed, e·lec·tro·cut·ing.
Examples from the Web for electrocuted
His father, who worked in a box factory, was fixing a fan one day at home and got electrocuted.Death Squads in Kenya’s Shadow War on Shabaab Sympathizers|Margot Kiser|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At Gabal Ahmar, the young inmates had been viciously beaten or electrocuted using Taser-style devices, according to Bilal.
Some perished as they tried to evacuate at the last minute; others were found days later, drowned or electrocuted in their homes.‘It Was Like a War Zone’: Hurricane-Ravaged Staten Island Reels|Paula Szuchman|November 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Ahmad claims that four plainclothes officers cuffed him to a chair, jammed open his mouth, and electrocuted his gums.
He was electrocuted and left with second- and third-degree burns and a severe case of post-traumatic stress disorder.
If he had carried out his threats he would long since have been electrocuted and I would have lost a good friend.One Way Out|William Carleton
He caught my arm rudely, but had scarcely touched it than I sprang up as if electrocuted, almost upsetting him.The Secrets of a Kuttite|Edward O. Mousley
"I believe you would be cheerful if you were going to be electrocuted," she said, pensively.The Pillar of Light|Louis Tracy
“Electrocuted,” said Cleek, answering that inquiring 171 glance.Cleek of Scotland Yard|Thomas W. Hanshew
When the cutters attempted to ply their nippers they fell in their tracks, electrocuted.The North Pacific|Willis Boyd Allen
British Dictionary definitions for electrocuted
Word Origin for electrocute
Word Origin and History for electrocuted
"execute by electricity," 1889, American English, from electro- + back half of execute. The method first was used Aug. 6, 1890, in New York state, on William Kemmler, convicted of the murder of his common-law wife. Sense involving accidental death is first recorded 1909. Electric chair is also first recorded 1889, which is when the first one was introduced in New York state as a humane alternative to hanging. Related: Electrocuted; electrocuting.