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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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The decapitated body of the woman aged between 40-50 was found by the municipal workers during the garbage removal on August 27.
There was no immediate indication how the decapitated chickens got there and the discovery is under investigation.
A spokesman for the team said: "We have found the decapitated head of a lamb in the middle of the road near Chwilog, Pwllheli.
At least 10 members of the gang lured the victim into a park in Wheaton, Maryland, communicated with one another over walkie-talkies as he arrived, and then allegedly stabbed him more than 100 times, decapitated him and then cut out his heart, according to police documents, which were made public on Wednesday in Montgomery County District Court.
A European resident was the first person to spot the victim's partly decapitated body and notified the police.
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According to the Doy-an news agency, the male victim had been decapitated and his hands and feet were bound.
Chemical analyses of a fossil tooth indicate that the decapitated person grew up eating local foods, as did 17 other ancient people interred in the rock-shelter.
PESHAWAR -- A decapitated body of a young man was recovered who was brutally killed by unknown men in the jurisdiction of Yakatoot Police Station on Tuesday.
A decapitated head covered in Arabic writing was found at a U.
A decapitated body was found nearby the factory, another source said.
Summary: The IS militant who believed to have decapitated a Peshmarga last month was reportedly killed by a fellow militant in Mosul, a source inside the city told Rudaw.