electrocution

electrocution

n. 1. execution by electricity. Electrocution as a form of punishment for crime is usually carried out while the victim is sitting in a chair specially designed for the purpose, called an electric chair, fitted with electrodes that contact the head and limbs. To be executed in such a manner is sometimes referred to in grim humor as to ride the lightning.
Syn. -- burning.
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

2. killing by electric shock.
[WordNet 1.5]

 

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