electrocution


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e·lec·tro·cute

 (ĭ-lĕk′trə-kyo͞ot′)
tr.v. e·lec·tro·cut·ed, e·lec·tro·cut·ing, e·lec·tro·cutes
1. To kill with electricity: a worker who was electrocuted by a high-tension wire.
2. To execute (a person sentenced to death) by means of electricity.


e·lec′tro·cu′tion (-kyo͞o′shən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.electrocution - execution by electricityelectrocution - execution by electricity    
capital punishment, death penalty, executing, execution - putting a condemned person to death
2.electrocution - killing by electric shock
kill, putting to death, killing - the act of terminating a life
Translations
electrocussão

electrocution

[ɪˌlektrəʊˈkjʊːʃən] Nelectrocución f

electrocution

[ɪˌlɛktrəˈkjuːʃən] n [criminal] → électrocution f

electrocution

nTötung fdurch Stromschlag; (= execution)Hinrichtung fdurch den elektrischen Stuhl

electrocution

[ɪˌlɛktrəˈkjuːʃn] n (electric shock) → folgorazione f (Am) (execution) → elettroesecuzione f, elettrocuzione f

electrocution

n electrocución f
References in classic literature ?
This was called electrocution, and it was very popular during that period.
(Note: E&P's Greg Mitchell was first in the media to cover this case, starting last January and in numerous articles and columns since.) An Army investigation called the electrocution death of a U.S.
HOW sad it is to read of the electrocution of Patrick Heeks (Mail, July 3), the life of a 16 year old cut short with so much future potential.
New York is the first state to ban anal and genital electrocution of fur animals that "causes a protracted and painful cessation of life," according to the bill's memo.
This graphic novel contains comic book violence, including a botched electrocution, and is recommended for all libraries.
Also present were Gang of Four, Dredg and INXS all whom declined to play due to fear of electrocution. Sir Richard Branson rocked Z-Boy attire, Social Distortion clocks, and even an Axl Rose costume in various photo opportunity enterprise zone scenarios.
The court noted that the inmate had chosen lethal injection over the constitutionally-acceptable method of electrocution. (Virginia Department of Corrections)
Anchales has been pushing the issue of pool electrocution ever since a man in his town became a victim in the late 1980s.
* Speaking of the death penalty, Nebraska--the only state in the United States that uses electrocution as its sole means of capital punishment--has changed its procedure to counter human rights objections.
Electrocution deaths associated specifically with consumer products were down even more, from 290 in 1988 to 170 in 1999, for a 41% reduction.
The method was tested on animals and, in 1890, the first man was executed by electrocution. Not all the witnesses present at that execution were impressed by the supposed humanity of the new device.
Though it was designed to be a more humane means of execution than hanging (which often resulted in unintentional decapitation), recent legal challenges to the electric chair have noted that electrocution is rarely performed properly, usually subjects the condemned to substantial pain, and is unconstitutionally cruel and unusual.