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English definition of “decapitate”

decapitate

verb [T] uk   /dɪˈkæp.ɪ.teɪt/ us  
to cut off the head of a personDeath penaltiesMurder and attempted murderKilling
decapitation
noun [U] uk   /dɪˌkæp.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ us  
Death penaltiesMurder and attempted murderKilling
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