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Meaning of DECAPITATE

Pronunciation:  di'kapi`teyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  cut the head of; "the French King was beheaded during the Revolution"
 

DECAPITATE is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: behead
 
 See Also: guillotine, kill

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*cap"i*tate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decapitated};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Decapitating}.] [LL. decapitatus, p. p. of
decapitare; L. de- + caput head. See {Chief}.]
1. To cut off the head of; to behead.

2. To remove summarily from office. [Colloq. U. S.]

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: behead, bowstring, burn, crucify, decimate, decollate, defenestrate, demolish, electrocute, execute, garrote, guillotine, head, inflict capital punishment, lapidate, neck, put to death, raze, ruin, shoot, stone, strangle, unbuild, undo, unmake, wrack, wreck
 

 

 

 

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