decrown

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de- +‎ crown, or French découronner.

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decrown (third-person singular simple present decrowns, present participle decrowning, simple past and past participle decrowned)

  1. (transitive) To deprive of a crown; to discrown.
    Synonyms: discrown, uncrown
    • 1630, Thomas Adams, “The Contagion of Sinne”, in The Workes of Thomas Adams:
      the Popes [] authority to decrowne Kings
  2. (transitive, dentistry) To decoronate (a tooth).
  3. (transitive) To remove the crown of a pineapple, strawberry, etc.

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