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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: decimate(0.01030 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to decimate.
English → Indonesian (quick)
English → English (WordNet)
v 1: kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies
2: kill in large numbers; “the plague wiped out an entire
population” [syn: eliminate, annihilate, extinguish,
eradicate, wipe out, carry off]
English → English (gcide)
Decimate \Dec"i*mate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Decimated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Decimating.] [L. decimatus, p. p. of decimare to
decimate (in senses 1 & 2), fr. decimus tenth. See
1. To take the tenth part of; to tithe. --Johnson.
2. To select by lot and punish with death every tenth man of;
as, to decimate a regiment as a punishment for mutiny.
3. To destroy a considerable part of; as, to decimate an army
in battle; to decimate a people by disease.