- to behead; decapitate.
Origin of decollate1
[dek-uh-leyt, dee-kuh-leyt, dee-koh-leyt, -kol-eyt]
- to separate (the copies of multiply paper, continuous forms, or computer printout) into individual sets or sheets.
Origin of decollate2
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- to separate (continuous stationery, etc) into individual forms
- an archaic word for decapitate
C16: from Latin dēcollāre to behead, from de- + collum neck
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