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de·cap·i·tate

 (dĭ-kăp′ĭ-tāt′)
tr.v. de·cap·i·tat·ed, de·cap·i·tat·ing, de·cap·i·tates
1. To cut off the head of; behead.
2. To destroy or incapacitate (a government or organization, for example) by killing or removing its leader or leaders.

[Late Latin dēcapitāre, dēcapitāt- : Latin dē-, de- + Latin caput, capit-, head; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.]

de·cap′i·ta′tion n.
de·cap′i·ta′tor n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decapitation - execution by cutting off the victim's headdecapitation - execution by cutting off the victim's head
capital punishment, death penalty, executing, execution - putting a condemned person to death
2.decapitation - killing by cutting off the headdecapitation - killing by cutting off the head  
kill, putting to death, killing - the act of terminating a life
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Translations
قَطْعُ رَأْس
gilotinovánístětí
halshugning
EnthauptungDekapitation
lefejezés
hálshögg; aftaka
sťatie
başını kesmekellesini uçurma

decapitation

[dɪˌkæpɪˈteɪʃən] Ndecapitación f, degollación f
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decapitation

[dɪˌkæpɪˈteɪʃən] n (= beheading) → décapitation f
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decapitation

nEnthauptung f (geh)
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decapitate

(diˈkӕpiteit) verb
to cut the head from (especially a person). He was decapitated in the accident.
deˌcapiˈtation noun
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