decapitation decapitation  /dɪ ˌkæ pɪ ˈteɪ ʃən/


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



  1. For him, the decapitation of the mosque in Samarra was an omen of doom.
  2. Major themes of the precode horror comics are decapitation, or dismemberment, or disfigurement of some kind, such as destruction of the face by acid, or the poking out of eyes.
  3. The attention on this case comes as a result of the gruesome way in which Aasiya was murdered torture and then decapitation and what a beheading symbolically means.


  • Game of Drones: Where UAVs meet paintball

    (Credit: Video screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia) Mucking around with monarchical politics and swords is all well and good, but a remote-controlled toy drone involves around 98 percent less decapitation and at least 54 percent more fun. At least we assume that's part of the reasoning behind Game of Drones , a collective of artists, inventors, robot builders, video producers, and ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNET

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