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.
QUETTA -- A coalminer namely Burhanuddin died due to electrocution in a coalmine at Duki area of Loralai district, Levies sources said on Wednesday.
QUETTA -- An employee of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) died due to electrocution at Nawan Killi area of Quetta on Monday.
Kolawole warned those who build, sell, load vehicles and plant trees under or close to power lines to desist to avoid electrocution.
QUETTA: A 52-year-old man namely Gull Muhammad alias Ustad Gullo died due to electrocution in Hub area of Lasbella district on Monday.
As a result, Umair died of electrocution while others were taken to the Civil Hospital Karachi for treatment.
Her phone was still plugged in next to her body and is being looked at as the cause for electrocution.
KARACHI -- The Sindh High Court (SHC) directed on Monday the complainant and the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) to submit their replies on a petition against a district court's order to register an FIR against the chief executive officer of K-Electric (K-E) over the death of a child via electrocution.
A MAN was injured in a suspected electrocution at an Eason book store yesterday.
Palaniswami on Wednesday expressed grief over the death of two girls who died due to electrocution and announced a relief of Rs.
A one-year-old boy was killed in North Karachi, a two-year-old girl in Afridi Colony area, two men from Shershah colony, two people in Machar Colony, a man and a woman in Neelum Colony, a boy and a man in Gulistan-i-Jauhar, two youngsters from People's Chowrangi, four men from Punjab Colony and Gulshan-i-Maymar area, three people in Gabol Town and Chishti Nagar area died from electrocution.
PESHAWAR -- Three members of family including father and two sons died of electrocution here on Sunday.