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electrocute

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verb elec·tro·cute \i-ˈlek-trə-ˌkyüt\

Simple Definition of electrocute

  • : to kill (a person or animal) by electric shock

Full Definition of electrocute

elec·tro·cut·edelec·tro·cut·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to execute (a criminal) by electricity

  3. 2 :  to kill by electric shock

elec·tro·cu·tion play \-ˌlek-trə-ˈkyü-shən\ noun

Origin of electrocute

electr- + -cute (as in execute)


First Known Use: 1889


ELECTROCUTE Defined for Kids

electrocute

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verb elec·tro·cute \i-ˈlek-trə-ˌkyüt\

Definition of electrocute

elec·tro·cut·edelec·tro·cut·ing

  1. :  to kill by an electric shock

elec·tro·cu·tion \-ˌlek-trə-ˈkyü-shən\ noun



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electrocute

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transitive verb elec·tro·cute \i-ˈlek-trə-ˌkyüt\

Medical Definition of electrocute

elec·tro·cut·edelec·tro·cut·ing

  1. 1:  to execute (a criminal) by electricity

  2. 2:  to kill by a shock of electricity

  3. elec·tro·cu·tion \-ˌlek-trə-ˈkyü-shən\play noun




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