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To cause death by the passage of an electric current through the body.
[electro- + execute]
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Police say Michael Scott Wilson, 32, tried to electrocute his estranged wife by connecting wires to the lock and the knob part of the front door of her father's home.
Anthony Black, 29, set fire to furniture in his flat in the Derwent Tower, Dunston, Gateshead, after an attempt to electrocute himself failed.
Also acquitting himself well is Earl Carroll as the icily polite and soft-spoken SS captain who matter-of-factly orders Horst to electrocute himself on the barbed wire that surrounds the prison yard.
According to the report, handling an iPhone that is plugged into its charger will not electrocute a person coming out of water.