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de·cap·i·tate

(dē-kap'i-tāt),
1. To cut off the head; specifically, to remove the head of a fetus to facilitate deivery in cases of irremediable dystocia, obsolete procedure; to cut off the head of an animal in preparation for certain physiologic experiments.
2. Relating to an experimental animal with the head removed.
[L. de-, away, + caput, head]
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Mark Gibney was killed in a high-speed crash and a picture of his decapitated body was shown by police at an anti-speeding meeting; Richard Brunstrom
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Thousands of complaints were sent in to a motorcycle magazine in the last week after the chief constable showed images of a decapitated biker without his family's knowledge.
RELATIVES of a decapitated biker pictured in a road safety campaign today called for a police chief to be sacked.
A DRUNK man drove home with a headless corpse at his side after his pal was decapitated in a crash.
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Home Office pathologist Dr Allen Anscombe said: 'The circumstances indicated the deceased was decapitated as a result of tying a rope around his head and driving off while the other end of the rope was fastened to a telegraph pole.