Definition of Electrocution

1. Noun. Execution by electricity.

Exact synonyms: Burning
Generic synonyms: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Executing, Execution
Derivative terms: Electrocute



2. Noun. Killing by electric shock.
Generic synonyms: Kill, Killing, Putting To Death
Derivative terms: Electrocute

Definition of Electrocution

1. Noun. The accidental death or suicide by electric shock. ¹

2. Noun. Deliberate execution by electric shock, usually involving an electric chair. ¹

3. Noun. (informal deprecated) A severe electric shock, whether fatal or not. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Electrocution

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Medical Definition of Electrocution

1. Death caused by electricity. See: electrocute. Synonym: electrothanasia. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Electrocution

electroconductivity
electrocontractile
electrocontractility
electroconvection
electroconvulsive
electroconvulsive therapy
electrocortical
electrocorticogram
electrocorticographic
electrocorticography
electrocouplings
electrocute
electrocuted
electrocutes
electrocuting
electrocution (current term)
electrocutioner
electrocutioners
electrocutions
electrocyclic
electrocyclization
electrocyclizations
electrocystography
electrocyte
electrode
electrode catheter ablation
electrode knife
electrode potential
electrodecantation
electrodecantations

Literary usage of Electrocution

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1. Twenty Years in Paris: Being Some Recollections of a Literary Life by Robert Harborough Sherard (1906)
"Since then electrocution has been practised in that State as well as in other American States which have followed its pernicious example, and to humanity ..."

2. The Anarchists, Their Faith and Their Record, Including Sidelights on the by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly (1911)
"... Electrocuted—His last Statements—The Process of electrocution—The Body destroyed by Acid—Sentence on Johann Most for Incitement to Murder—Law excluding ..."

3. The Life and Inventions of Thomas Alva Edision by William Kennedy-Laurie Dickson, Antonia Dickson (1894)
"electrocution. THE FORT MEYERS LABORATORY AND HOUSE. 'HE galvanometer depart- ment is among the most interesting in Edison's laboratory, and contains a vast ..."

4. ... The Domestic Cat: Bird Killer, Mouser and Destroyer of Wild Life; Means by Edward Howe Forbush (1916)
"electrocution. This has been practiced on marauding cats by running heavily charged wires about the tops of hen pens or pheasant pens. ..."

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