[ih-lek-truh-kyoot] /ɪˈlɛk trəˌkyut/
verb (used with object), electrocuted, electrocuting.
to kill by electricity.
to (a criminal) by electricity, as in an electric chair.
to kill as a result of an electric shock
(US) to execute in the electric chair
1890; see electrocute + -ion. Meaning “any death by electricity” is from 1940.
“execute by electricity,” 1889, American English, from electro- + back half of execute. The method first was used Aug. 6, 1890, in New York state, on William Kemmler, convicted of the murder of his common-law wife. Sense involving accidental death is first recorded 1909. Electric chair is also first recorded 1889, which is when the first one was introduced in New York state as a humane alternative to hanging. Related: Electrocuted; electrocuting.
/ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌsaɪt/ noun 1. (zoology) a specialized muscle or nerve cell that generates electricity, as found in an electric organ
[ih-lek-trohd] /ɪˈlɛk troʊd/ noun, Electricity. 1. a conductor, not necessarily metallic, through which a current enters or leaves a nonmetallic medium, as an electrolytic cell, arc generator, vacuum tube, or gaseous discharge tube. /ɪˈlɛktrəʊd/ noun 1. a conductor through which an electric current enters or leaves an electrolyte, an electric arc, or an electronic valve […]
- Electrode efficiency
noun 1. (chem) the ratio of the amount of metal deposited in an electrolytic cell to that theoretically deposited according to Faraday’s laws
[ih-lek-troh-di-poz-it] /ɪˌlɛk troʊ dɪˈpɒz ɪt/ Physical Chemistry noun 1. a , usually of metal, produced by electrolysis. verb (used with object) 2. to by electrolysis. /ɪˌlɛktrəʊdɪˈpɒzɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) to deposit (a metal) by electrolysis noun 2. the deposit so formed