decapitate

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From French décapiter, from Late Latin decapitare, from de- + caput.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈkapɪteɪt/
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decapitate (third-person singular simple present decapitates, present participle decapitating, simple past and past participle decapitated)

  1. (transitive, literally) To remove the head of.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To oust or destroy the leadership or ruling body of (a government etc.).

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Verb[edit]

decapitate

  1. second-person plural present and imperative of decapitare