Definition of 'electrocute'
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The figures come after an inquest jury found last week that mental health services and the prison system had failed a man who electrocuted himself in prison. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They lifted my blindfold and showed me a man being electrocuted. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He nearly electrocuted himself a couple of times. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A man was feared electrocuted, floods rose and footie was called off. The Sun (2014)A man was electrocuted in an attempt to steal cable from a disused asylum, a coroner heard. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Used Rarely. electrocute is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'electrocute'
British English: electrocute VERB
If someone is electrocuted, they are killed or badly injured when they touch something connected to a source of electricity.
Three people were injured by falling power-lines.
Definition of electrocute from the Collins English Dictionary
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