(USED WITH OBJECT) [E·LEC·TRO·CUT·ED, E·LEC·TRO·CUT·ING.]
(a criminal) by electricity, as in an electric chair.
Electrocution is death caused by electric shock, electric current passing through
the body. The word is derived from "electro" and "execution", but it is also used ...
Dec 16, 2016 ... Electrocution is the sudden and involuntary introduction of large - or persistent -
amounts of electricity into the human body. Electrocution is ...
Jul 8, 2012 ... The term electrocute was originally coined in 1889¹ by splicing the prefix electro-
into the word execute. It originally meant execute (by electric ...
Because people make excellent conductors, minor electrocution is a common
household hazard. Fortunately it is usually more surprising than dangerous and ...
May 20, 2009 ... But physical force is weak and inefficient compared to good old electrocution,
which, according to MythBusters' Adam Savage, doesn't kill you ...
Apr 22, 2013 ... The truly shocking reason why 'electrocuted' and 'shocked' are not as
synonymous as you may think. While many believe that 'electrocuted' ...
Oct 20, 2006 ... Taping the eyes closed is often part of the preparation for execution by
electrocution. The effects of the electricity often cause the body to twitch ...
Dec 10, 2015 ... Electric shock can result in a minor or severe injury to a person. Symptoms of
electric shock include burns, chest pain, shortness of breath.