electrocute


elec·tro·cute

verb \i-ˈlek-trə-ˌkyüt\

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

elec·tro·cut·edelec·tro·cut·ing

Full Definition of ELECTROCUTE

transitive verb
1
:  to execute (a criminal) by electricity
2
:  to kill by electric shock
elec·tro·cu·tion \-ˌlek-trə-ˈkyü-shən\ noun

Origin of ELECTROCUTE

electr- + -cute (as in execute)
First Known Use: 1889

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