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DECAPITATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does decapitation mean? 

DECAPITATION (noun)
  The noun DECAPITATION has 2 senses:

1. execution by cutting off the victim's head
2. killing by cutting off the head

  Familiarity information: DECAPITATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DECAPITATION (noun)


Sense 1decapitation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Execution by cutting off the victim's head

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

beheading; decapitation

Hypernyms ("decapitation" is a kind of...):

capital punishment; death penalty; executing; execution (putting a condemned person to death)


Sense 2decapitation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Killing by cutting off the head

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

beheading; decapitation

Hypernyms ("decapitation" is a kind of...):

kill; killing; putting to death (the act of terminating a life)


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