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decollate

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[ dih-kol-eyt ]
/ dɪˈkɒl eɪt /
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verb (used with object), de·col·lat·ed, de·col·lat·ing.
to behead; decapitate.
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Origin of decollate

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1590–1600; <Latin dēcollātus (past participle of dēcollāre to behead, equivalent to dē-de- + coll(āre) (see collar) + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM decollate

de·col·la·tion [dee-kuh-ley-shuhn], /ˌdi kəˈleɪ ʃən/, nounde·col·la·tor, noun

Other definitions for decollate (2 of 2)

decollate2
[ dek-uh-leyt, dee-kuh-leyt, dee-koh-leyt, -kol-eyt ]
/ ˈdɛk əˌleɪt, ˌdi kəˈleɪt, diˈkoʊ leɪt, -ˈkɒl eɪt /

verb (used with object), de·col·lat·ed, de·col·lat·ing.
to separate (the copies of multiply paper, continuous forms, or computer printout) into individual sets or sheets.

Origin of decollate

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OTHER WORDS FROM decollate

de·col·la·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for decollate

decollate
/ (dɪˈkɒleɪt, ˈdɛkəˌleɪt, ˌdiːkəˈleɪt) /

verb
to separate (continuous stationery, etc) into individual forms
an archaic word for decapitate

Derived forms of decollate

decollation, noundecollator, noun

Word Origin for decollate

C16: from Latin dēcollāre to behead, from de- + collum neck
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