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decimate

verb [T usually passive] uk   /ˈdes.ɪ.meɪt/ us  
to kill a large number of something, or to reduce something severely: Populations of endangered animals have been decimated.
Translations of “decimate”
in Spanish diezmar…
in French décimer…
in German dezimieren…
in Chinese (Traditional) 毀滅,大量殺戮, 大幅削減…
in Russian истреблять…
in Turkish büyük bir bölümüne zarar vermek, yok etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 毁灭,大量杀戮, 大幅削减…
in Polish zdziesiątkować…
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