Definition of decapitate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    decapitate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//dɪˈkæpəˌteɪt//
     
    decapitate somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they decapitate
     
    he / she / it decapitates
     
    past simple decapitated
     
    -ing form decapitating
     
     
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  1. 1to cut off someone's head synonym behead
  2. 2 His decapitated body was found floating in a canal.
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NAmE//dɪˌkæpəˈteɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable, countable] The man narrowly escaped decapitation by the propellers.
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