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decollate1

[dih-kol-eyt]
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verb (used with object), de·col·lat·ed, de·col·lat·ing.
  1. to behead; decapitate.
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Origin of decollate1

1590–1600; < Latin dēcollātus (past participle of dēcollāre to behead, equivalent to dē- de- + coll(āre) (see collar) + -ātus -ate1
Related formsde·col·la·tion [dee-kuh-ley-shuh n] /ˌdi kəˈleɪ ʃən/, nounde·col·la·tor, noun

decollate2

[dek-uh-leyt, dee-kuh-leyt, dee-koh-leyt, -kol-eyt]
verb (used with object), de·col·lat·ed, de·col·lat·ing.
  1. to separate (the copies of multiply paper, continuous forms, or computer printout) into individual sets or sheets.
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Origin of decollate2

Related formsde·col·la·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for decollate

decollate

verb
  1. to separate (continuous stationery, etc) into individual forms
  2. an archaic word for decapitate
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Derived Formsdecollation, noundecollator, noun

Word Origin

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