Electrocution vs Massage - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between electrocution and massage

is that electrocution is electrocution (death or suicide by electric shock) while massage is .



(en noun)
  • The accidental death or suicide by electric shock.
  • Deliberate execution by electric shock, usually involving an electric chair.
  • (informal, deprecated) A severe electric shock, whether fatal or not.
  • Usage notes

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

    See also

    * execution




    (en noun)
  • The action of rubbing, kneading or hitting someone's body, to help the person relax, prepare for muscular action (as in contact sports) or to relieve aches.
  • Having a massage can have many beneficial effects.


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * erotic massage * massager * massage parlour, massage parlor * massage therapist * massotherapy


  • To rub and knead (someone's body or a part of a body), to perform a massage on (somebody).
  • To manipulate (data, a document etc.) to make it more presentable or more convenient to work with.
  • * 2002 , , The Great Nation , Penguin 2003, p. 118:
  • News relating to public disturbances was systematically massaged [...].
  • * 2008 , Patrick Wintour & Steven Morris, The Guardian , May 22 2008, p. 3:
  • The Conservatives have massaged expectations down by saying they would be delighted with a majority of 1,000 [...]
  • To falsify (data or accounts).