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One entry found for decimate.
Main Entry: dec·i·mate
Pronunciation: primarystressdes-schwa-secondarystressmamacrt
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -mat·ed; -mat·ing
1 : to pick by lot and kill every tenth man of <the Roman army would decimate a legion for cowardice>
2 : to destroy a large part of <a population decimated by an epidemic>
- dec·i·ma·tion /secondarystressdes-schwa-primarystressmamacr-shschwan/ noun

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