- 1to cut off someone's head synonym behead
- 2 His decapitated body was found floating in a canal.
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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NAmE//dɪˌkæpəˈteɪʃn//noun [uncountable, countable] The man narrowly escaped decapitation by the propellers.