decollate de*col"late (d[-e]*k[o^]l"l[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decollated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Decollating}.] [L. decollatus, p. p. of decollare to behead; de- + collum neck.] To sever from the neck; to behead; to decapitate. [1913 Webster]

The decollated head of St. John the Baptist. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • decollate —   [engl.], trennen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • decollate — [dē käl′āt΄] vt. decollated, decollating [< L decollatus, pp. of decollare, to behead < de , from + collum, neck: see COLLAR] to behead decollation [dē΄kä lā′shən] n …   English World dictionary

  • decollate — transitive verb ( lated; lating) Etymology: Latin decollatus, past participle of decollare, from de + collum neck more at collar Date: 15th century behead • decollation noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • decollate — decollate1 decollation /dee keuh lay sheuhn/, n. decollator, n. /di kol ayt/, v.t., decollated, decollating. to behead; decapitate. [1590 1600; < L decollatus (ptp. of decollare to behead, equiv. to de DE + coll(are) (see …   Universalium

  • decollate — verb a) To behead. b) To separate the copies of multipart computer printout …   Wiktionary

  • decollate — v. behead, decapitate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decollate — v. a. Behead, decapitate, guillotine …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • decollate — de·col·late …   English syllables

  • decollate — de•col•late [[t]dɪˈkɒl eɪt[/t]] v. t. lat•ed, lat•ing to behead; decapitate • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L dēcollātus, ptp. of dēcollāre to behead =dē de +collāre, der. of collum neck de•col•la•tion ˌdi kəˈleɪ ʃən n …   From formal English to slang

  • decollate — To remove someone s head, or to decapitate someone …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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