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decapitate

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transitive verb de·cap·i·tate \di-ˈkap-ə-ˌtāt\

Medical Definition of decapitate

decapitated; decapitating

  1. :  to cut off the head of

decapitation \-ˌkap-ə-ˈtā-shən\play noun



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decapitate

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adjective de·cap·i·tate \-ə-ˌtāt, -ət-ət\

Medical Definition of decapitate

  1. :  relating to or being a decapitated experimental animal





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