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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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The filter includes four modes of operation, decimate or interpolate x 2 halfband filtering; digital down-conversion by [f.
Decimate means to destroy a fraction -- a tenth, to be exact.
AB 1634 will decimate law enforcement K-9 departments.
Stuart McArthur This plan will only decimate the High Street if the 3,500 people who objected stop shopping on the High Street.
We were able to decimate that force and most of their commanders have been accounted for," he said.
WFSA spokesman Mike Flynn said the increase could decimate fish stocks for local anglers and affect the important tourism business.
So when lightning inevitably strikes, the odds are much higher that it will flare up faster, burn hotter and higher, crown into the big trees, and decimate entire forests in what professionals call a "stand-replacing fire.
The vapors decimate property values and endanger the welfare of families who unknowingly inhale the odorless fumes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both HIV-1 and HIV-2 cause AIDS, a disease that decimates the immune system and causes death.