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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of decimate.

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Examples

  • But carried forward, we still use the word decimated to indicate horrific losses even or particularly in the case of military conflicts.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » How Statistics Get Distorted — An Example

  • 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.

    TomDispatch

  • 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.

    Salon

  • 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.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Digg

  • 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.

    Signs of the Times

  • Of course, as a result, the ranks of local, independently owned bookstores have been entirely decimated, which is a terrible loss.

    THE STORY OF STUFF

  • Of course, as a result, the ranks of local, independently owned bookstores have been entirely decimated, which is a terrible loss.

    THE STORY OF STUFF

  • Of course, as a result, the ranks of local, independently owned bookstores have been entirely decimated, which is a terrible loss.

    THE STORY OF STUFF

  • Of course, as a result, the ranks of local, independently owned bookstores have been entirely decimated, which is a terrible loss.

    THE STORY OF STUFF

  • 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.

    Fox's Book of Martyrs Or A History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Triumphant Deaths of the Primitive Protestant Martyrs

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  • Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer pg. 259

    "Sometimes a wolf would die, but never were they decimated again like that first time."

    December 2, 2010