DECAP'ITATE, v.t. [L., head.] To behead; to cut off the head.

DECAPITA'TION, n. The act of beheading.

DECAPH'YLLOUS, a. [Gr. ten and a leaf.] Having ten leaves.

DEC'ARBONIZE, v.t. To deprive of carbon; as, to decarbonize steel.

DEC'ARBONIZED, pp. Deprived of carbon.

DEC'ARBONIZING, ppr. Depriving of carbon.

DEC'ASTICH, n. [Gr. ten and a verse.] A poem consisting of ten lines.

DEC'ASTYLE, n. [Gr. ten and a column.] A building with an ordnance of ten columns in front.

DECA'Y, v.i. [Fr. dechoir, from L. de and cado, to fall, or decedo.]