Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The accidental death or suicide by electric shock.
  • n. Deliberate execution by electric shock, usually involving an electric chair.
  • n. A severe electric shock, whether fatal or not.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. execution by electricity.
  • n. killing by electric shock.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. execution by electricity
  • n. killing by electric shock

Etymologies

electrocute +‎ -ion (Wiktionary)

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