[ ih-lek-truh-kyoot ]
/ ɪˈlɛk trəˌkyut /
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verb (used with object), e·lec·tro·cut·ed, e·lec·tro·cut·ing.
to kill by electricity.
to execute (a criminal) by electricity, as in an electric chair.
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OTHER WORDS FROM electrocutee·lec·tro·cu·tion, noun
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How to use electrocute in a sentence
Some of the stuff has been so shoddy and so sloppy that our soldiers are over there dying in the shower from electrocution.Ron Paul Dons 9/11 Truther Tin Foil|Olivia Nuzzi|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He says we should shut down, and he and Joel argue over which would be worse: a violent riot or mass electrocution.How We Saved Woodstock|Michael Lang|August 14, 2009|DAILY BEAST
There are three men sentenced to electrocution in September and October.Prisons and Prayer: Or a Labor of Love|Elizabeth Ryder Wheaton
In my innocence I did my best to carry out his instructions, with the result that I suffered a mild sort of electrocution.A Camera Actress in the Wilds of Togoland|Meg Gehrts
He was tried speedily, sentenced to electrocution, and executed October 28.Poems of American History|Various
To invite electrocution by killing men was no part of Anthony Trents practice.Anthony Trent, Master Criminal|Wyndham Martyn
Electrocution can occur from either low voltage (household type) or high voltage currents.Electricity for the 4-H Scientist|Eric B. Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for electrocute
/ (ɪˈlɛktrəˌkjuːt) /
to kill as a result of an electric shock
US to execute in the electric chair
Derived forms of electrocuteelectrocution, noun
Word Origin for electrocute
C19: from electro- + (exe)cute
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