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.

Nearby words

  1. decode,
  2. decoder,
  3. decoherence,
  4. decoic acid,
  5. decoke,
  6. decollate snail,
  7. decollation,
  8. decolletage,
  9. decollete,
  10. decolonialize

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

Related formsde·col·la·tion [dee-kuh-ley-shuh n] /ˌdi kəˈleɪ ʃən/, nounde·col·la·tor, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for decollation

decollate

/ (dɪˈkɒleɪt, ˈdɛkəˌleɪt, ˌdiːkəˈleɪt) /

verb

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

Word Origin for decollate

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

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