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Verb: decimate  'de-su,meyt
  1. Kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies
     
  2. Kill in large numbers
    "the plague decimated an entire population";
    - eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, carry off

Derived forms: decimates, decimating, decimated

Type of: kill

Encyclopedia: Decimate