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decapitate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decapitate  \De*cap"i*tate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Decapitated}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Decapitating}.]  [LL.  decapitatus  p.  p.  of 
  decapitare;  L.  de-  +  caput  head.  See  {Chief}.] 
  1.  To  cut  off  the  head  of  to  behead. 
 
  2.  To  remove  summarily  from  office.  [Colloq.  U.  S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  decapitate 
  v  :  cut  the  head  of  "the  French  King  was  beheaded  during  the 
  Revolution"  [syn:  {behead}] 




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