THE OPEN DICTIONARY
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decorpulate (verb) : to detach a body from a head. (Also, decorpulated, as a modifier—see example below)
We should refer to "decapitated bodies" and "decorpulated heads—" strictly speaking, the concept of a "decapitated head" makes no sense. —I ask you to bear with this coinage, which also returns a small number of Google hits.
Submitted by: Erik S. O'Donnell from Illinois on Apr. 03, 2006 17:13
decrapidated (verb) : bring to the condition of rubbish from decay
The old farm house had become decrapidated from lack of upkeep.
Submitted by: Rachel from Minnesota on Oct. 26, 2005 17:49
decrapify (verb) : To make less cluttered, or to make more space
I am going to decrapify my room.
Submitted by: Samantha Onstad from Virginia on Sep. 01, 2007 10:50
(adjective) : Also related to "decrepit"
decrapitated (adjective) : A state of being run down; not pleasing to the eye. [A cross between dilapidated and crappy looking] Look how decrapitated that house looks. Submitted by: Patrick O'Grady from Oregon on Jul. 24, 2006 19:20 She never let the cats or dogs out. The whole house was decrapitated. —see previous listing,
Submitted by: Bruce from Idaho on Jul. 26, 2006 20:53
(adjective) : A state of being run down; not pleasing to the eye. [A cross between dilapidated and crappy looking]
Look how decrapitated that house looks.
Submitted by: Patrick O'Grady from Oregon on Jul. 24, 2006 19:20
(adjective) : An object that becomes unusable or is ruined in a particularly messy fashion.
She never let the cats or dogs out. The whole house was decrapitated.
Submitted by: cfscheu from New York on Jan. 21, 2006 08:27
decrapitize (verb) : to reduce clutter from
Submitted by: Dana K from New York on Jun. 13, 2013 12:39
decrapulate (verb) : To clean, organize or otherwise refine an animal, mineral or vegetable.
We must decrapulate this place! Now! —Samireh, 1-06-06
Submitted by: Samireh from California on Jan. 06, 2006 11:48
decroded (adjective) : moldy, old or crusty piece of waste
Submitted by: Sunsan Smart from Colorado on Feb. 15, 2007 10:26
decryptology (noun) : the study and interpretation of symbols and codes
Submitted by: J.C. Moore from Pennsylvania on Jan. 13, 2010 13:37
deculturalize (verb) : to deprive of cultural traditions and beliefs
Submitted by: Samantha Sullivan from Illinois on Apr. 24, 2013 23:49
decumber (verb) : To remove the stored funds from an account or accounts.
Please decumber the funds from the paper account so that we may apply them to the gasoline account.
Submitted by: Walt from North Carolina on Apr. 05, 2007 13:34
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