Decollated
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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  • Decollated — De*col la*ted, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Decapitated; worn or cast off in the process of growth, as the apex of certain univalve shells. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • decollated — de·col·lat·ed …   English syllables

  • decollated — də̇ˈkäˌlād.ə̇d, (ˈ)dē| , ˈdekəˌ adjective Etymology: from past participle of decollate (II) 1. : beheaded 2. : having the apex broken or worn off : truncated used especially of a spiral shell …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Decollating — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — I. /diˈkɒleɪt/ (say dee kolayt) verb (t) (decollated, decollating) to behead; decapitate. {Latin dēcollātus, past participle, beheaded} –decollation /dikɒˈleɪʃən/ (say deeko layshuhn), noun –decollator, noun II. /ˈdɛkəleɪt/ (say dekuhlayt),… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mímir — For other uses, see Mimir (disambiguation). A 19th century depiction of Odin finding Mímir s beheaded body. Mímir (Old Norse The rememberer, the wise one [1]) or Mim is a figure in Norse mythology renowned for his knowledge and …   Wikipedia

  • Hanged, drawn and quartered — The execution of Hugh Despenser the Younger, as depicted in the Froissart of Louis of Gruuthuse To be hanged, drawn and quartered was from 1351 a penalty in England for men convicted of high treason, although the ritual was first recorded during… …   Wikipedia

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