de·​col·​late dē-ˈkä-ˌlāt How to pronounce decollate (audio)
decollated; decollating
decollation noun

Word History


Latin decollatus, past participle of decollare, from de- + collum neck — more at collar

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of decollate was in the 15th century

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“Decollate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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