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decollate1

[dih-kol-eyt] /dɪˈkɒl eɪt/
verb (used with object), decollated, decollating.
1.
to behead; decapitate.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin dēcollātus (past participle of dēcollāre to behead, equivalent to dē- de- + coll(āre) (see collar) + -ātus -ate1
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decollation
[dee-kuh-ley-shuh n] /ˌdi kəˈleɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
decollator, noun

decollate2

[dek-uh-leyt, dee-kuh-leyt, dee-koh-leyt, -kol-eyt] /ˈdɛk əˌleɪt, ˌdi kəˈleɪt, diˈkoʊ leɪt, -ˈkɒl eɪt/
verb (used with object), decollated, decollating.
1.
to separate (the copies of multiply paper, continuous forms, or computer printout) into individual sets or sheets.
Origin
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decollator, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for decollator

decollate

/dɪˈkɒleɪt; ˈdɛkəˌleɪt; ˌdiːkəˈleɪt/
verb
1.
to separate (continuous stationery, etc) into individual forms
2.
an archaic word for decapitate
Derived Forms
decollation, noun
decollator, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin dēcollāre to behead, from de- + collum neck
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