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decimatedec"i*mate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. decimated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. decimating (?).] [l. decimatus, p. p. of decimare to decimate (in senses 1 & 2), fr. decimus tenth. see decimal.] 1. to take the tenth part of; to tithe. 2. to select by lot and punish with death every tenth man of; as, to decimate a regiment as a punishment for mutiny. 3. to destroy a considerable part of; as, to decimate an army in battle; to decimate a people by disease.decimate v : kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population" [syn: eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, carry off]

(v. t.)

To take the tenth part of; to tithe.  

(v. t.)

To select by lot and punish with death every tenth man of; as, to decimate a regiment as a punishment for mutiny.  

(v. t.)

To destroy a considerable part of; as, to decimate an army in battle; to decimate a people by disease.  

To destroy a measurable or large proportion of.

Verb1. kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in roman armies (hypernym) kill (verb-group) eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, carry off2. kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population" (synonym) eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, carry off (hypernym) kill (derivation) decimation

    medicate

1.to select by lot and kill every tenth man of 2.to destroy a large part of 3. to reduce drastically especially in number every doctor will allow a colleague to decimate a whole countryside sooner than violate the bond of professional etiquette by giving him away.(G. bernard SHAW)eg:It was only toward the end of the 18th century, when a growing stream of jewish immigrants rehabilitated the land - draining swamps, reclaiming deserts, and controlling the diseases (chiefly malaria) - that a decimated arab population began increasing.

Degoli = v. to decimate

Degu = v. to decimate

Decimation may refer to:Decimation (Roman Army), a form of military discipline used by officers in the roman army for punishmentDecimation (signal processing), a reduction in the number of samplesDecimation (comics), a marvel comics crossover spinning out of the House of M miniseries

to throw out selected portions of a signal to reduce the amount that has to be encoded or compressed; it is a usual step in most types of lossey compression; decimation is the most common form of subsampling

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Word analysis of decimate

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