to kill by electricity.
to execute (a criminal) by electricity, as in an electric chair.
- e·lec·tro·cu·tion, noun
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How to use electrocute in a sentence
Some died when trees fell on them, others were electrocuted by downed wires, and yet others were trapped inside buildings that collapsed.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
But according to their assessment, the victim had already died after being electrocuted by the high-voltage fence.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ahmad claims that four plainclothes officers cuffed him to a chair, jammed open his mouth, and electrocuted his gums.
Had the power current not been cut off, I think The Brain would somehow have electrocuted me on the spot.The Brain | Alexander Blade
A verbal confession to save himself from being electrocuted was one thing, to put it in black and white was quite another.The Man from the Bitter Roots | Caroline Lockhart
"Electrocuted by his own machine rather than face disgrace and disbarment," cut in Craig.The Social Gangster | Arthur B. Reeve
"Made me feel as if I was bracing up a chap that was going to be electrocuted," he thought, feeling sickish again.T. Tembarom | Frances Hodgson Burnett
He had little doubt but that Smaltz was dead—electrocuted—roasted.The Man from the Bitter Roots | Caroline Lockhart
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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