Decimate – meaning of the word and examples

To select by lot and kill every tenth man of. (Merriam – Webster)

To exact a tax of 10 percent from. (Merriam – Webster)

To reduce drastically especially in number. (Merriam – Webster)

To cause great destruction or harm to. (Merriam – Webster)

To destroy a great number or proportion of: (Dictionary.com)

To select by lot and kill every tenth person of. (Dictionary.com)

To kill a large number of something or to reduce something severely. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Kill, destroy, or remove a large proportion of. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Drastically reduce the strength or effectiveness of (something). (Oxford Dictionaries)

Examples

How do I decimate part of a mesh?

https://blender.stackexchange.com/questions/5542/how-do-i-decimate-part-of-a-mesh

The Indianapolis Colts are Going to Decimate the Dallas Cowboys.

https://inkonindy.com/2018/12/11/indianapolis-colts-going-decimate-dallas-cowboys/

“Removal of a Tenth” – A Brief and Bloody History of Decimation.

https://militaryhistorynow.com/2014/02/26/no-safety-in-numbers-a-brief-history-of-decimation/

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