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 for electrocution
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Electrocute \E*lec"tro*cute`\, v. t. [Electro- + cute in
     execute.]
     To execute or put to death by electricity. --
     E*lec`tro*cu"tion, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  electrocution \electrocution\ n.
     1. 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.
  
     Syn: burning.
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
  
     2. killing by electric shock.
        [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  electrocution
      n 1: execution by electricity [syn: electrocution, burning]
      2: killing by electric shock

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "electrocution":
     beheading, burning, capital punishment, crucifixion, decapitation,
     decollation, defenestration, execution, fusillade, garrote,
     gassing, hanging, hemlock, judicial murder, lapidation,
     necktie party, poisoning, shooting, stoning, strangling,
     strangulation, the ax, the block, the chair, the gallows,
     the gas chamber, the guillotine, the hot seat, the rope
  
  

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