Examples of decapitate in a Sentence
a particularly gruesome series of murders in which the victims were decapitated
Recent Examples of decapitate from the Web
What did Barron Trump do to Kathy Griffin and Tyler Shields to deserve an image of his father's bloodied decapitated likeness being posted worldwide?
On another occasion (make that two, actually) it was decapitated.
A witness also told investigators that Christian threatened to decapitate people, the documents said.
At one point, Muslims were stoned to death with rocks by mobs in the street, at times decapitated and mutilated.
The surviving victim Micah Fletcher, 21, told investigators that Christian threatened to decapitate people, Det.
Michaels says surviving victim Micah Fletcher told her Christian yelled the epithets and also threatened to decapitate people.
Cohan believes that even after seven seasons, a show about decapitating bloodthirsty corpses does have something to say about the world, and humanity, as a whole.
Hackers have long used IRC chat rooms to control botnets, and have continually used clever technologies, such as peer-to-peer strategies, to counter efforts to track, disrupt and sometimes decapitate the bots.
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Did You Know?
Decapitation is a quick and fairly painless way to go, so it was once considered suitable only for nobles like Sir Walter Raleigh, Mary Queen of Scots, and two of Henry VIII's unfortunate wives. The invention of the guillotine in the 18th century was meant to make execution swifter and more painless than hanging or a badly aimed blow by the executioner's sword.
Origin and Etymology of decapitate
Late Latin decapitatus, past participle of decapitare, from Latin de- + capit-, caput head — more at head
First Known Use: circa 1611
DECAPITATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of decapitate for English Language Learners
: to cut off the head of (a person or animal)
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Word Root of decapitate
The Latin word caput, meaning “head," gives us the root capit, which is sometimes shortened to capt. Words from the Latin caput have something to do with the head or a place where decisions are made. The capital of a state or country is the city where the government is and where decisions are made about laws. A captain is the person who heads a group and leads his members. To decapitate is to cut off someone's head.
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