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English definition of “electrocute”


verb [T often passive] uk   /ɪˈlek.trə.kjuːt/ us  
to kill someone by causing electricity to flow through their body: He was electrocuted when he touched the bare wires.Death penaltiesKillingMurder and attempted murder
noun [C or U] uk   /ɪˌlek.trəˈkjuː.ʃən/ us  
Death penaltiesKillingMurder and attempted murder
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