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Electrocution   /ɪlˌɛktrəkjˈuʃən/   Listen
Electrocution

noun
1.
Execution by electricity.  Synonym: burning.
2.
Killing by electric shock.






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"Electrocution" Quotes from Famous Books



... "that's just an awfully good scheme. But if you work your argument backward it will prove that as evil exists there isn't any good God. But if it's true that sin and disease have no real existence, we'll do away with hanging and electrocution, as they call it, and just send for Miss Bowyer to convince a murderer that murder is an evil, and so it can't have any real independent existence in a universe ...
— The Faith Doctor - A Story of New York • Edward Eggleston



Words linked to "Electrocution" :   burning, capital punishment, putting to death, executing, killing, kill, electrocute, death penalty, execution



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