Definition of Decorticate

1. Verb. Remove the outer layer of. "Decorticate a tree branch"

Generic synonyms: Strip
Derivative terms: Decortication



2. Verb. Remove the cortex of (an organ).
Category relationships: Operation, Surgery, Surgical Operation, Surgical Procedure, Surgical Process
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Derivative terms: Decortication

Definition of Decorticate

1. v. t. To divest of the bark, husk, or exterior coating; to husk; to peel; to hull.

Definition of Decorticate

1. Verb. (transitive) To peel or remove the bark, husk, or outer layer from something ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To surgically remove the surface layer, membrane, or fibrous cover of an organ etc ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decorticate

1. [v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decorticate

decorement
decorements
decorin
decorous
decorously
decorousness
decorousnesses
decorrelate
decorrelated
decorrelates
decorrelating
decorrelation
decorrelations
decorrellation
decors
decorticate (current term)
decorticate reflex
decorticate rigidity
decorticate state
decorticated
decorticates
decorticating
decortication
decortications
decorticator
decorticators
decorum
decorums
decos
decose

Literary usage of Decorticate

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1. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and by Francis Peyre Porcher (1869)
"... for the common varieties, some machinery, like the cotton seed huiler, is necessary to decorticate them. I have been applied to to ascertain the ..."

2. The Dictionary of Trade Products, Manufacturing, and Technical Terms: With a by Peter Lund Simmonds (1858)
"HULL, the body of a ship; to decorticate oats, or other grains. HULLING, the process of cleaning grass- seeds and cereal grains. HULL-DOWN, a nautical term ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... where they are easily caught. | IV. 4-Ki. decorousness (de-ko'- or dek'o-rus-iies), ยป. Decency or propriety of behavior. decorticate ..."

4. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"Antonyms: see FLESH. skin, vt 1. strip (chiefly contextual), flay, bark (slang); spec, hide (rare), excoriate, decorticate (flg.), pelt (ob*-. ..."

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