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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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When Hurricane Andrew swept through Florida in 1992, whole towns were ripped apart, and insurance companies were slapped with a decimating $16 billion bill.
And they are apparently being funded by The Newhall Land and Farming Company, since they have secured a prominent sign position in the oak woodlands that Newhall Land plans on decimating for its projected 75,000-person planned community west of the Golden State Freeway and south of Highway 126 - if only Newall Land can steal - oops - secure the water required for this mega-development.
Besides its stand-alone applications, the filter serves as a front end to this company's digital down-converter chipset, which consists of a numerically controlled oscillator-modulator (NCOM) and two lowpass decimating filters.
The campaign is focused on commercial piracy and illegal peer-to-peer file sharing, which is decimating the industry to the tune of $4 billion a year in lost sales.
The repetition of these systematic qualities tends to flatten out the exhibit as a whole, further decimating its emotional impact.
Gerard said, however, that federal reforms to alleviate the mounting health care crisis is "the real solution to a crisis that is decimating the health-care coverage of millions of retirees, robbing every American worker of real earnings, and undermining the competitiveness of American manufacturers.
This film portrays an inspiring story of courage, freedom and resistance to a government policy that remained in force until 1970 and resulted in tens of thousands of children being taken from their homes, destroying families and decimating Aboriginal culture," said AIUSA Executive Director William F.