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Definition of electrocute verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[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).
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noun [uncountable] Six people were drowned; five died from electrocution. He was sentenced to death by electrocution.
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