- v. Simple past tense and past participle of decimate.
“But carried forward, we still use the word decimated to indicate horrific losses even or particularly in the case of military conflicts.”
“Unless we can bring order and some measure of prosperity to Afghanistan, without having our own troops "decimated" -- we can't really declare a victory there either.”
“The half-dozen neighborhoods I drove or walked through in various parts of Stockton proved but repeats of Little John Creek, still littered with empty homes -- "decimated" -- more than a year after the financial meltdown occurred.”
“Of course, as a result, the ranks of local, independently owned bookstores have been entirely decimated, which is a terrible loss.”
“This so greatly enraged Maximian, that he ordered the legion to be decimated, that is, every tenth man to be selected from the rest, and put to the sword.”
“My freedom of expression decimated by a record company obsessed with thought control.”
“Those areas, including climate change research, were "decimated," he said. science and aeronautics”
“But even though such strikes have "decimated" the leadership of al-Qaeda, according to U.S. counterterrorism officials, none of the strikes appears to have targeted bin Laden himself.”
“Those areas, including climate change research, were "decimated," he said.”
“Anonymous said ... one wonders if Rowling knows the meaning of "decimated”
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After the school bully breaks your new yo-yo, you can use these words to describe it. All hail the carnage!
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