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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of electrocute

electrocutedelectrocuting

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

  3. 2 :  to kill by electric shock

electrocution 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 for Students

electrocutedelectrocuting

  1. :  to kill by an electric shock

electrocution \-ˌlek-trə-ˈkyü-shən\ noun



Medical Dictionary

electrocute

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

Medical Definition of electrocute

electrocuted; electrocuting

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

  2. 2:  to kill by a shock of electricity

electrocution \-ˌlek-trə-ˈkyü-shən\play noun



Law Dictionary

electrocute

transitive verb elec·tro·cute

Legal Definition of electrocute

electrocutedelectrocuting

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

electrocution noun


Origin of electrocute

electro-, combining form meaning “electric” + execute


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