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Word: decimate

Definition: kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of


Sentences Containing 'decimate'

In Red Alert 3 and Red Alert 3 Uprising, there is a unit called Mecha Tengu, a robot aircraft technology that can decimate infantry by its dual cannons in their robot form, or turning enemy aircraft into scrap metal during the original jet form.
In the 14th and 15th centuries in Haut M├ędoc, the vine was planted inside rather than at the edge of the estuary to avoid detrimental effects caused by humidity from the river and fog, which can decay and decimate the vineyards.

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