Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To remove the apex of, as of a shell.
  • To behead.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To sever from the neck; to behead; to decapitate.

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  • verb transitive, computing To separate the copies of multipart computer printout.
  • verb transitive To behead.

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

  • verb cut the head of

Etymologies

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de- + collate

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From Latin decollare ("to behead")

Examples

  • Well, a woman in Warren, Ohio is getting her 15 minutes of fame for something "Moost Unusual" -- a squirrel in her decollate (ph).

    CNN Transcript Jun 30, 2009

  • You can also introduce preying mantids (via their eggs), and decollate snails are predators of other snails.

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