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be·head

 (bĭ-hĕd′)
tr.v. be·head·ed, be·head·ing, be·heads
To separate the head from; decapitate.

[Middle English biheden, from Old English behēafdian : be-, away from; see be- + hēafod, head; see head.]

beheading

(bɪˈhɛdɪŋ)
n
the action of decapitating someone
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beheading - execution by cutting off the victim's headbeheading - execution by cutting off the victim's head
capital punishment, death penalty, executing, execution - putting a condemned person to death
2.beheading - killing by cutting off the headbeheading - killing by cutting off the head  
kill, putting to death, killing - the act of terminating a life
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