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Synonyms for decimate
ˈdɛs əˌmeɪt

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  1. decimate(verb)

    kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies

    Synonyms:
    eradicate, carry off, eliminate, extinguish, annihilate, wipe out

  2. eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off(verb)

    kill in large numbers

    "the plague wiped out an entire population"

    Synonyms:
    obviate, bear off, eat up, crush out, pull off, rule out, exhaust, annihilate, reject, negociate, take away, eliminate, get rid of, manage, bear away, use up, rid of, bring off, extirpate, exterminate, press out, kill, eat, obliterate, run through, quench, cancel out, snuff out, pass, wipe out, carry away, do away with, stub out, uproot, blow out, winnow out, excrete, root out, erase, extinguish, sweep away, carry off, consume, egest, deplete, eradicate

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How to say decimate in sign language?

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#60914deplete
#66079annihilate
#68362exterminate
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#107435decimate
#110634excrete
#228927extirpate

How to use decimate in a sentence?

  1. Tom Slunecka:

    We have got about a month and a half where we can play with this thing and then after that, these prices have to be corrected, so we urge the administration to do what it has to do and do it quickly, if we get into harvest with prices like they are, it will decimate much of farm country.

  2. Gregory Conley:

    As proposed, the FDA’s regulation would decimate nearly every single small and medium-sized business in this market, thousands of businesses would close overnight. And nearly the entire e-cigarette market would become either big tobacco or firms that are backed heavily by Wall Street money.

  3. David Letterman:

    I really had great admiration for the fact that she was able to just walk into that room and decimate the place.


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