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Synonyms for decimate

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to kill savagely and indiscriminately

Synonyms for decimate

kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies

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AB 1634 will decimate law enforcement K-9 departments.
Trials have shown that RFID can decimate supply chain inefficiencies which cost hundreds of billions of dollars yearly, stockouts at retailers which waste $120 billion yearly and shrinkage at $60 billion yearly - the list goes on and on.
Last week, Canadian and Russian geologists reported that two large bodies hit nearly simultaneously in the late Eocene epoch, but they apparently did not decimate life.
McCall noted that other attempts to use the bankruptcy process to decimate the living standards of Steelworkers members and retirees, such as those by LTV Steel have been "confrontational and self-destructive failures.
They say that it will help endangered toads, but anglers say this will eventually decimate an irreplaceable wild trout fishery in Piru Creek.
Because of their height, the storms could have transported water vapor, ice particles, and dust into the stratosphere, where they would block out sunlight and decimate the life-protecting ozone layer, speculate the researchers.
Likewise, they showed that such cells taken from ovarian tumors decimate cancerous breast cells bearing the same target.
Moreover, the kind of impact believed to have killed off the dinosaurs--and that could decimate terrestrial life--would have occurred about once every 100,000 years rather than every 100 million years.
If this ant spreads, it's going to decimate the native fauna wherever it goes," Loope predicts.
Experiments in vivo indicate the marrow cells survive chemotherapy treatments that would decimate normal mouse marrow.
The fungus that decimates a first crop of flowers will remain in the soil for some time and would be equally unkind to a second crop of the same flower type.
Both HIV-1 and HIV-2 cause AIDS, a disease that decimates the immune system and causes death.