electrocution

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electrocution

noun capital punishment, condemmation by death, conviction of death sentence, death penalty, death sentence, death warrant, execution, first deeree murder with death sentence, give the chair, judgment of death, put to death, ultimate sentence
Associated concepts: death by legal injection, gas chamber
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According to the paper, NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts said there was a "disturbing" number of remote-controlled helicopters seized this year that could catch fire or could electrocute the user.
Anthony Black, 29, set fire to furniture in his flat in the Derwent Tower, Dunston, Gateshead, after an attempt to electrocute himself failed.
Because Mylar is an electrical conductor, the streamers also can severely shock or electrocute anyone who touches one hanging from a live wire, utility officials cautioned.
Visitors keep stopping by, including the building's suicide-obsessed landlady (Rachel Griffin), who repeatedly asks Alex the most effective way to electrocute herself and keeps returning each time her attempts fail.