Definition of electrocute
- Because of flawed electrical work by contractors, the bulletin stated, soldiers at U.S. bases in Iraq had received severe electrical shocks, and some had even been electrocuted.
- —James Risen
- But if a power outage occurs, the PV [photovoltaic] system has to shut down or it could electrocute utility workers who think they're working on dead lines.
- —Popular Science
- He was working on Pier 38 on the West Side of Manhattan when he was accidently electrocuted by a high-voltage wire. He suffered second- and third-degree burns and had to undergo painful skin grafts.
- —Robert I. Friedman
- Two of the big fish, Emanuel (Mendy) Weiss and Louis Capone, ultimately were convicted and electrocuted with the boss himself …
- —Scott Christianson
electrocutionplay \i-ˌlek-trə-ˈkyü-shən\ noun
- Last year, we spent our vacation in a rustic cabin in Burgundy, where we … risked electrocution every time we recharged our laptop using the cabin's rustic, non-grounded electrical outlets.
- —Laura Colby
- In 1982, he was sentenced to death by lethal injection or electrocution.
- —Lola Ogunnaike