Electrocute vs Electricshock - What's the difference?

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electrocute

English

Verb

(electrocut)
  • To cause death from immediate complications resulting from electric shock.
  • He was electrocuted for his crimes.
  • (informal) To inflict a severe electric shock, not necessarily fatally.
  • Usage notes

    Formally, the words electrocute'' and ''electrocution'' always imply fatality. Informally, however, these terms are rather often used to refer to serious but nonfatal electric shocks. Strictly correct usage is to reserve ''electrocute'' and ''electrocution'' for fatal electric shocks, and to use ''shock'' or ''electric shock for nonfatal ones.

    electricshock

    Not English

    Electricshock has no English definition. It may be misspelled.