electrocution electrocution  /ɪ ˌlɛk trə ˈkju ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) execution by electricity
  2. (n) killing by electric shock

Usage(s):

  1. Dogs that lost were allegedly put down by strangulation, hanging or electrocution.
  2. This Abu Ghraib detainee was reportedly threatened with electrocution if he fell.
  3. This Abu Ghraib detainee was reportedly threatened with electrocution if he fell.

News

  • Construction worker from Joplin electrocuted on work site in Fayetteville, Ark.

    Authorities say the electrocution happened Sunday at the Vue Apartments work site in Fayetteville. According to police, 44,-year-old Jess Wilson of Joplin, Mo., was suspended about 25 feet in the air while installing siding. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say a construction worker in Fayetteville was killed when his truck came in contact with a power line.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: KSPR Springfield

Quotes

  1. "It would be stupid and a waste of time and strictly for political purposes to introduce a bill to replace electrocution with lethal injection," Chambers said.
    on Feb 8, 2008 By: Ernie Chambers Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Our constitutional responsibility to decide whether electrocution is lawful requires us to consider whether any convicted person should be electrocuted before that question is answered," Gerrard wrote.
    on May 2, 2007 By: John M. Gerrard Source: Forbes

  3. "We have approved electrocution. We have approved death by firing squad. I expect both of those have more possibilities of painful death than the protocol here," Scalia said.
    on Jan 6, 2008 By: Antonin Scalia Source: Reuters

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