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  • adj. With the head removed.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of decapitate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having had the head cut off.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having had the head cut off


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  • All our big fellows have been "decapitated" - & good & a good many fellback into ranks.

    Augusta County: Tony Pastor to Annie Harris, May 4, 1861

  • He spun, blocking an axe with the scabbard while the long sword decapitated a lich with a cutlass.

    Lord of the Isles

  • But soon enough, Lucy begins to hear and see things – such as decapitated heads laying next to her in bed and nursery rhymes about her actions years ago.

    Strait-Jacket (1964)

  • Another climate impact comes faster than predicted: Himalayan glaciers "decapitated"

    Joseph Romm: The Top 10 Global Warming Stories of 2008

  • At least you can take heart in the fact that if any of Labour's big names are 'decapitated' at the elections then they can't get back in via the list.

    Confusion in Montgomeryshire

  • Fortunately, my hair was saved, like the guy on Grey's Anatomy who was kind of decapitated but they managed to fix him, otherwise my only choices were going to be either shaving it off or wearing a wig!

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • "When I was in Baltimore, my first year, Bart Scott kind of decapitated him, and he came back in the game," Pryce said.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Makayla said she mustered up more courage this year than last year, which could have been a challenge sitting next to her "decapitated" sister, who wore a homemade headless horseman costume. - SPORTS

  • Another Charlottesville environmentalist was concerned about coal mining and claimed mountains were being "decapitated" by coal companies to which the Governor firmly stated that he was supportive of the coal industry because of jobs and the energy they provided.

    SWAC Girl

  • A UN official has said aid workers are dealing with a disaster "like no other" in UN memory because the country had been "decapitated".

    BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition


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  • Some of the inmates were decapitated in a fight between gangs.


    February 4, 2017