What does decapitation mean?

Definitions for decapitation
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decapitation, beheading(noun)

    execution by cutting off the victim's head

  2. decapitation, beheading(noun)

    killing by cutting off the head

Wiktionary

  1. decapitation(Noun)

    The act of beheading; beheading.

    If the headsman's axe was sharp and his aim was true, decapitation was a quick and relatively painless form of death

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decapitation(noun)

    the act of beheading; beheading

  2. Origin: [LL. decapitatio: cf. F. dcapitation.]

Freebase

  1. Decapitation

    Decapitation is the separation of the head from the body. Beheading typically refers to the act of intentional decapitation, e.g., as a means of murder or execution; it may be accomplished, for example, with an axe, sword, knife, wire, or by other more sophisticated means such as a guillotine. An executioner carrying out decapitations is called a headsman. Accidental decapitation can be the result of an explosion, car or industrial accident, improperly administered execution by hanging or other violent injury. Suicide by decapitation is rare, but not unknown. Decapitation is quickly fatal to humans and most animals as brain death occurs within seconds without circulating oxygenated blood. However, some animals can survive decapitation, and die not because of the loss of the head directly, but rather because of starvation. Although head transplantation by the reattachment of blood vessels has been successful with other animals, a fully functional reattachment of a severed human head has not yet been achieved. The word decapitation can also refer, on occasion, to the removal of the head from a body that is already dead. This might be done to take the head as a trophy, for public display, to make the deceased more difficult to identify, for cryonics or for other reasons.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Decapitation

    Traumatic or experimentally induced separation of the head from the body in an animal or human.

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How to say decapitation in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decapitation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decapitation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of decapitation in a Sentence

  1. Veryan Khan:

    Not only did it lack the correct blood pulsation for decapitation, but seems to have had the blood ‘faked’ with cornstarch.

  2. Radio Mocambique:

    Unknown persons killed by decapitation at least 10 people in recent days in the administrative post of Olumbi, Palma district, in the north of Cabo Delgado province.

  3. Andre Strauss:

    This ritualized decapitation attests to the early sophistication of mortuary rituals among hunter-gatherers in the Americas, geographically, it expands the known range of decapitation in more than 2,000 kilometers (about 1,240 miles), showing that during the early Holocene, this was not a phenomenon restricted to the western part of the continent as previously assumed.

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