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noun. ['ˈdɛsəˌmeɪʃən'] destroying or killing a large part of the population (literally every tenth person as chosen by lot).
- decimatio (Latin)
Rhymes with Decimation
Sentences with decimation
1. Noun, singular or mass
The decimation of the buffalo population by white settlers completely disrupted the way of life of the Plains Indians.
Quotes about decimation
1. Why do humans exist? A major part of the answer: because Pikaia Gracilens survived the Burgess decimation.
- Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything