Meaning of DECAPITATE in English

DECAPITATE

v.

Pronunciation: di- ' ka-p ə - ˌ t ā t, d ē -

Function: transitive verb

Inflected Form: -tat · ed ; -tat · ing

Etymology: Late Latin decapitatus, past participle of decapitare, from Latin de- + capit-, caput head ― more at HEAD

Date: circa 1611

: to cut off the head of : BEHEAD

– de · cap · i · ta · tion \ - ˌ ka-p ə - ' t ā -sh ə n \ noun

– de · cap · i · ta · tor \ - ' ka-p ə - ˌ t ā -t ə r \ noun

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