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Electrocution   Listen
electrocution  n.  
Execution by electricity. Note: Electrocution as a form of punishment for crime is usually carried out while the victim is sitting in a chair specially designed for the purpose, called an electric chair, fitted with electrodes that contact the head and limbs. To be executed in such a manner is sometimes referred to in grim humor as to ride the lightning.
Synonyms: burning.
Killing by electric shock.

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"Electrocution" Quotes from Famous Books

... insured than by any amount of preaching or punishment. If the actions which the group approves are not early made habitual in the younger members of the group, they will not be enforced either through logic or electrocution. It is not enough to give people reasons for doing good, they will only do it consistently if the opposite arouses in them more or less abhorrence. People learn to modify their actions on the basis of the pleasure or pain they find in their performance, and the pleasure or pain they ...
— Human Traits and their Social Significance • Irwin Edman

Words linked to "Electrocution" :   electrocute, execution, kill, executing, capital punishment, burning

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