Definition of decapitation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

decapitation

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//dɪˌkæpɪˈteɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˌkæpɪˈteɪʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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the action off cutting of somebody's head; the fact of somebody's head being cut off synonym beheading The child narrowly escaped decapitation by the propellers.