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(Definition of decimate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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decimateverb [T]

 us   /ˈdes·əˌmeɪt/
to ​destroylargenumbers of ​people, ​animals, or other ​creatures, or to ​harm something ​severely: Overfishing has decimated the ​codpopulation. We decimated ​publictransportation in the 1950s and ’60s.
(Definition of decimate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “decimate”
in Spanish diezmar…
in Vietnamese sát hại nhiều…
in Malaysian musnah satu persepuluh…
in Thai ลดจำนวนลง…
in French décimer…
in German dezimieren…
in Chinese (Simplified) 毁灭,大量杀戮, 大幅削减…
in Turkish büyük bir bölümüne zarar vermek, yok etmek…
in Russian истреблять…
in Indonesian mengurangi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 毀滅,大量殺戮, 大幅削減…
in Polish zdziesiątkować…
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