[ UK /dɪkˌæpɪtˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /dɪˌkæpɪˈteɪʃən/ ]
  1. execution by cutting off the victim's head
  2. killing by cutting off the head
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How To Use decapitation In A Sentence

  • It starts off with a discussion of the pain involved in vaginal depilation and ends with demonic decapitation. Night of the Demons; F; The Horde
  • And Mel Gibson does pass muster as a filthy freedom fighter with a talent for decapitation.
  • In fact, the word "capital" in the context of punishment was coined to describe execution by decapitation, derived from the Latin word caput, which means "head. Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz
  • In contrast, a country susceptible of being a target for political decapitation will try to protect itself.
  • However, to give credit where credit is due, “Evil Breed” does manage to stumble on an innovative way to prevent a “spot-the-wires” moment at the one hour, two minute twelve second mark by only filming the decapitation from the neck up. Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat
  • Millipedes were killed by disarticulation, often through decapitation, using the clypeus as a lever. Archive 2009-01-01
  • I suppose the right will point out that decapitation is not on the list. Think Progress » A list of ‘reliably documented’ techniques
  • To say that I was at ease on this trip would be exaggeration, the more as the zaptie-bimbashi talked freely to his subordinate about us, and vented his rage at being obliged to make such a journey for two beastly infidels, to whom the only grateful service he could render was decapitation. The Autobiography of a Journalist
  • The invasion was seen as a decapitation exercise.
  • The outcome of this special operation is called a coup d' etat or a political decapitation.
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