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English[]

Etymology[]

From electro- + (exe)cute

Pronunciation[]

IPA: /ɪ'lektrəkjuːt/, /ə'lektrəkjuːt/

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Electrocute

Third person singular
electrocut

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to Electrocute (third-person singular simple present electrocut, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (transitive) To cause death resulting from immediate complications resulting from electric shock.
    He was electrocuted for his crimes.
  2. (informal) To inflict a severe electric shock, not necessarily fatally.

Usage notes[]

Formally, the words electrocute and electrocution always imply fatality. Informally, however, these terms are rather often used to refer to serious but nonfatal electric shocks. Strictly correct usage is to reserve electrocute and electrocution for fatal electric shocks, and to use shock or electric shock for nonfatal ones.

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Spanish[]

Verb[]

Electrocute (infinitive electrocutar)

  1. first-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of electrocutar.
  2. formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of electrocutar.
  3. third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of electrocutar.

io:electrocute kn:electrocute hu:electrocute ml:electrocute fi:electrocute vi:electrocute zh:electrocute

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