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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.
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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[dɪˌkæpɪˈteɪʃən] Ndecapitación f, degollación f


[dɪˌkæpɪˈteɪʃən] n (= beheading) → décapitation f


nEnthauptung f (geh)


(diˈkӕpiteit) verb
to cut the head from (especially a person). He was decapitated in the accident.
deˌcapiˈtation noun
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With this significant remark the Supreme Gobbler left him, and thenceforward the Pious Person dreamed of himself as white meat and dark until rudely awakened by decapitation.
Taking a few turns on the quarter-deck, he paused to gaze over the side, then slowly getting into the main-chains he took Stubb's long spade --still remaining there after the whale's decapitation --and striking it into the lower part of the half-suspended mass, placed its other end crutch-wise under one arm, and so stood leaning over with eyes attentively fixed on this head.
cried Tom, as he fired again, and such was the killing power of the electric bullets that the snake, though an immense one, and one that short of decapitation could have received many injuries without losing power, seemed to shrivel up.
Who would believe that there could be any one so cruel as to long for the decapitation of the luckless Pedro; yet the sailors pray every minute, selfish fellows, that the miserable fowl may be brought to his end.
If I was under sentence of decapitation, and was about to be instantly decapitated, and an express arrived with a pardon for the condemned convict Grewgious if he wrote a play, I should be under the necessity of resuming the block, and begging the executioner to proceed to extremities,--meaning,' said Mr.
give them no quarter unless they surrender;” and struck a furious blow upward with his sabre, that would have divided the steward into moieties by subjecting him to the process of decapitation, but for the fortunate interference of the muzzle of the swivel.
The objective of the "decapitation unit" isn't necessarily to assassinate Kim Jong-un by decapitation or other means.
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Those participating in the pilot project must kill the snakes using firearms or decapitation.
Citant une source securitaire informee, le journal precise que les deux suspectes qui avaient pris des photos du domicile, ont reconnu etre liees a un plan terroriste visant la decapitation du general de la police et qu'elles etaient chargees de surveiller ses mouvements a cette fin.
This article looks deep into the questions whether decapitation of the insurgents' leadership actually works?
Roderico denied he was behind his father's death and decapitation.