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Definition of electrocute verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

electrocute

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪˈlektrəkjuːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈlektrəkjuːt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they electrocute
BrE BrE//ɪˈlektrəkjuːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈlektrəkjuːt//
 
he / she / it electrocutes
BrE BrE//ɪˈlektrəkjuːts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈlektrəkjuːts//
 
past simple electrocuted
BrE BrE//ɪˈlektrəkjuːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈlektrəkjuːtɪd//
 
past participle electrocuted
BrE BrE//ɪˈlektrəkjuːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈlektrəkjuːtɪd//
 
-ing form electrocuting
BrE BrE//ɪˈlektrəkjuːtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈlektrəkjuːtɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] electrocute somebody to injure or kill somebody by passing electricity through their body The boy was electrocuted when he wandered onto a railway track. He was electrocuted in Virginia in 2006 (= punished by being killed in the electric chair). Word Origin late 19th cent.: from electro-, on the pattern of execute.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: electrocute