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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.
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electrocute

(ɪˈlɛktrəˌkjuːt)
vb (tr)
1. to kill as a result of an electric shock
2. (Law) US to execute in the electric chair
[C19: from electro- + (exe)cute]
eˌlectroˈcution n
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e•lec•tro•cute

(ɪˈlɛk trəˌkyut)

v.t. -cut•ed, -cut•ing.
1. to kill by electricity.
2. to execute (a criminal) by electricity, as in an electric chair.
[1885–90, Amer.; electro- + (exe) cute]
e•lec`tro•cu′tion, n.
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electrocute


Past participle: electrocuted
Gerund: electrocuting

Imperative
electrocute
electrocute
Present
I electrocute
you electrocute
he/she/it electrocutes
we electrocute
you electrocute
they electrocute
Preterite
I electrocuted
you electrocuted
he/she/it electrocuted
we electrocuted
you electrocuted
they electrocuted
Present Continuous
I am electrocuting
you are electrocuting
he/she/it is electrocuting
we are electrocuting
you are electrocuting
they are electrocuting
Present Perfect
I have electrocuted
you have electrocuted
he/she/it has electrocuted
we have electrocuted
you have electrocuted
they have electrocuted
Past Continuous
I was electrocuting
you were electrocuting
he/she/it was electrocuting
we were electrocuting
you were electrocuting
they were electrocuting
Past Perfect
I had electrocuted
you had electrocuted
he/she/it had electrocuted
we had electrocuted
you had electrocuted
they had electrocuted
Future
I will electrocute
you will electrocute
he/she/it will electrocute
we will electrocute
you will electrocute
they will electrocute
Future Perfect
I will have electrocuted
you will have electrocuted
he/she/it will have electrocuted
we will have electrocuted
you will have electrocuted
they will have electrocuted
Future Continuous
I will be electrocuting
you will be electrocuting
he/she/it will be electrocuting
we will be electrocuting
you will be electrocuting
they will be electrocuting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been electrocuting
you have been electrocuting
he/she/it has been electrocuting
we have been electrocuting
you have been electrocuting
they have been electrocuting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been electrocuting
you will have been electrocuting
he/she/it will have been electrocuting
we will have been electrocuting
you will have been electrocuting
they will have been electrocuting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been electrocuting
you had been electrocuting
he/she/it had been electrocuting
we had been electrocuting
you had been electrocuting
they had been electrocuting
Conditional
I would electrocute
you would electrocute
he/she/it would electrocute
we would electrocute
you would electrocute
they would electrocute
Past Conditional
I would have electrocuted
you would have electrocuted
he/she/it would have electrocuted
we would have electrocuted
you would have electrocuted
they would have electrocuted
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.electrocute - kill by electric shock; "She dropped the hair dryer into the bathtub and was instantly electrocuted"
kill - cause the death of, without intention; "She was killed in the collision of three cars"
2.electrocute - kill by electrocution, as in the electric chair; "The serial killer was electrocuted"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
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Translations
يَصْعَق بالتَّيّار الكَهْرُبائييُعْدِمُ بالتَّيّار الكَهْرُبائي
dræbe ved elektrisk stødhenrette i elektrisk stol
halálos áramütést szenvedvillamosszékben kivégez
taka af lífi meî raflostiverîa fyrir raflosti og láta lífiî
įvykdyti mirties bausmę elektros kėdėjenutrenkti elektra
iegūt nāvējošu elektrotraumusodīt ar nāvi elektriskajā krēslā
popraviť na elektrickom kreslezabiť elektrickým prúdom
elektrik çarpmakelektrikle idam etmek

electrocute

[ɪˈlektrəʊkjuːt] VTelectrocutar
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electrocute

[ɪˈlɛktrəkjuːt] vtélectrocuter
to be electrocuted → être électrocuté(e)
to electrocute o.s. → s'électrocuter
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

electrocute

vtdurch einen (Strom)schlag töten; (= execute)durch den or auf dem elektrischen Stuhl hinrichten
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electrocute

[ɪˈlɛktrəˌkjuːt] vt (see n) → folgorare (con la corrente elettrica), giustiziare sulla sedia elettrica
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

electrocute

(iˈlektrəkjuːt) verb
1. to kill or injure (a person etc) accidentally by electricity. The child was electrocuted when he touched an uncovered electric wire.
2. to put (a person) to death by means of electricity.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

electrocute

vt electrocutar
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She said she hopes that the new probe into her son's death might prevent future electrocutions and that it's been upsetting to hear of others who were electrocuted.
service members and contractors were under investigation as possible electrocutions.
From 1990 through 2003, a total of 60 people died due to electrocutions in swimming pools, according to the U.S.
A recent CPSC staff report indicates that the total number of electrocutions nationally decreased from 710 deaths in 1988 to 440 in 1999--or a decline of 38%.
Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in Colorado, says bird electrocutions have been documented in all 50 states, but they may be worst in the West, where there are fewer trees for birds to perch on.
Decreases in job-related deaths from homicides and electrocutions in 1999 were offset by increases from workers struck by falling objects or caught in machinery.