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Decapitate   /dikˈæpətˌeɪt/   Listen
Decapitate

verb
(past & past part. decapitated; pres. part. decapitating)
1.
Cut the head of.  Synonyms: behead, decollate.






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"Decapitate" Quotes from Famous Books



... the spring or summer I take my hoe and go out and cut off the heads of the lusty burdocks that send out their broad leaves along the edge of my garden or lawn, I often ask myself, "What is this thing that is so hard to scotch here in the grass?" I decapitate it time after time and yet it forthwith gets itself another head. We call it burdock, but what is burdock, and why does it not change into yellow dock, or into a cabbage? What is it that is so constant and so irrepressible, and before the summer is ended will be ...
— The Breath of Life • John Burroughs

... the battle, intellect already began to triumph over matter. By means of a pair of library steps, the injured householder gained a posture of advantage; and, with great swipes of the coal-axe, proceeded to decapitate the brute. ...
— The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 7 (of 25) • Robert Louis Stevenson



Words linked to "Decapitate" :   decollate, guillotine, kill



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