e|lec|tro|cute


e|lec|tro|cute
e|lec|tro|cute «ih LEHK truh kyoot», transitive verb, -cut|ed, -cut|ing.
1. to kill in any way by electricity: »

A live wire electrocuted the man when he touched it.

2. to execute (a criminal) by an electric current.
[American English < electro- + (exe)- cute]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • e|lec|tro|car|di|o|graph|ic — «ih LEHK troh KAHR dee uh GRAF ihk». adjective. having to do with an electrocardiograph or electrocardiography: »an electrocardiographic tracing. –e|lec´tro|car´di|o|graph´i|cal|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • e|lec´tro|lys´er — e|lec|tro|lyse «ih LEHK truh lyz», transitive verb, lysed, lys|ing. Especially British. electrolyze. –e|lec´tro|lys´er, noun …   Useful english dictionary

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  • e|lec|tro|me|chan|i|cal — «ih LEHK troh muh KAN uh kuhl», adjective. operated wholly or in part mechanically but powered or controlled by electricity. –e|lec´tro|me|chan´i|cal|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

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  • e|lec|tro|neg|a|tive — «ih LEHK troh NEHG uh tihv», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. charged with negative electricity. 2. tending to pass to the positive pole (anode) in electrolysis. 3. tending to gain electrons; nonmetallic; acid. –n. an electronegative substance.… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • e|lec|tro|op|tic — «ih LEHK troh OP tihk», adjective. = electrooptical. (Cf. ↑electrooptical) –e|lec´tro|op´ti|cal|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary