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dec•i•mate



Pronunciation: (des'u-māt"), [key]
v.t., -mat•ed, -mat•ing.
1. to destroy a great number or proportion of: The population was decimated by a plague.
2. to select by lot and kill every tenth person of.
3. Obs.to take a tenth of or from.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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