obtruncate

transitive verb
ob·truncate | \(ˈ)äb+\

Definition of obtruncate 

: to cut the head or top from

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for obtruncate

Latin obtruncatus, past participle of obtruncare to cut off, from ob- toward, against, over + truncare to cut off, from truncus trunk

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about obtruncate

Share obtruncate

Dictionary Entries near obtruncate

obtestation

obtrect

obtrude

obtruncate

obtrusion

obtrusive

obtund

Statistics for obtruncate

Look-up Popularity

Comments on obtruncate

What made you want to look up obtruncate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

required by fashion, etiquette, or custom

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!