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Electrocute \E*lec"tro*cute`\, v. t. [Electro- + cute in execute.] To execute or put to death by electricity. -- {E*lec`tro*cu"tion}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

electrocution \electrocution\ n.
     1. execution by electricity.

     Note: Electrocution as a form of punishment for crime is usually carried out while the victim is sitting in a chair specially designed for the purpose, called an electric chair, fitted with electrodes that contact the head and limbs. To be executed in such a manner is sometimes referred to in grim humor as to {ride the lightning}.

     Syn: burning.
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

     2. killing by electric shock.
        [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

29 Moby Thesaurus words for "electrocution": beheading, burning, capital punishment, crucifixion, decapitation, decollation, defenestration, execution, fusillade, garrote, gassing, hanging, hemlock, judicial murder, lapidation, necktie party, poisoning, shooting, stoning, strangling, strangulation, the ax, the block, the chair, the gallows, the gas chamber, the guillotine, the hot seat, the rope

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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