from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To kill with electricity: a worker who was electrocuted by a high-tension wire.
  • transitive v. To execute (a condemned prisoner) by means of electricity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cause death from immediate complications resulting from electric shock.
  • v. To inflict a severe electric shock, not necessarily fatally.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To execute or put to death by electricity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See electricute, electricution.

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

  • v. kill by electric shock
  • v. kill by electrocution, as in the electric chair


electro- + (exe)cute.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
electro- +‎ (exe)cute (Wiktionary)



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