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Definition of electrocute verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

electrocute

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɪˈlɛktrəˌkyut//
 
[usually passive] electrocute somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they electrocute
 
he / she / it electrocutes
 
past simple electrocuted
 
-ing form electrocuting
 
 
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to injure or kill someone by passing electricity through their body The boy was electrocuted when he wandered onto a railroad track. James Roach was electrocuted in South Carolina in 1986 (= punished by being killed in the electric chair).
electrocution
 
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NAmE//ɪˌlɛktrəˈkyuʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] Six people were drowned; five died from electrocution. He was sentenced to death by electrocution.
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