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


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  • decollating — v. behead, decapitate …   English contemporary 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 — 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

  • 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • de|col|la|tion — «DEE kuh LAY shuhn», noun. 1. the act of decollating; beheading. 2. the fact of being beheaded …   Useful english dictionary

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