Electrocute - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈlektrəkjuːt|  American pronunciation of the word electrocute
Brit.  |ɪˈlɛktrəkjuːt|  British pronunciation of the word electrocute

verb

- kill by electric shock

She dropped the hair dryer into the bathtub and was instantly electrocuted

- kill by electrocution, as in the electric chair(syn: fry)

The serial killer was electrocuted

Examples

Last week a housewife was electrocuted by her washing machine.

She dropped the hair dryer into the bathtub and was instantly electrocuted

The serial killer was electrocuted

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: electrocute
he/she/it: electrocutes
present participle: electrocuting
past tense: electrocuted
past participle: electrocuted
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