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Topic: ELECTRICITY

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: electro- + execute

electrocute

verb
     
e‧lec‧tro‧cute [transitive usually passive]
1TPEM British English if someone is electrocuted, they are injured or killed by electricity passing through their body:
Last week a housewife was electrocuted by her washing machine.
2 to kill someone using electricity
electrocution noun [uncountable]
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