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1. decimate

verb. ['ˈdɛsəˌmeɪt'] kill in large numbers.

Synonyms

  • extinguish
  • eliminate
  • kill
  • carry off
  • wipe out
  • annihilate

Antonyms

  • ignite
  • begin
  • keep down
  • necessitate

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Words that Rhyme with Decimate

  • acclimate
  • amalgamate
  • animate
  • approximate
  • automate
  • breakmate
  • checkmate
  • classmate
  • consummate
  • dichromate
  • dichromate
  • estimate
  • glucosamate
  • glutamate
  • inmate
  • intimate
  • multimate
  • overestimate
  • papermate
  • phonemate

Example sentences of the word decimate


1. Verb, base form
Spider mites thrive in hot dry climates and can decimate a crop in days.

2. Adjective
Insects and vermin that decimate vegetation are kept at bay.

2. decimate

verb. ['ˈdɛsəˌmeɪt'] kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies.

Synonyms

  • extinguish
  • eliminate
  • kill
  • carry off
  • wipe out
  • annihilate

Antonyms

  • switch on
  • add
  • arrive
  • bring
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