Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb decimate

2 senses of decimate

Sense 1
decimate -- (kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies)
       => kill -- (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays")

Sense 2
eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off -- (kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population")
       => kill -- (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays")

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