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decimate

de suh mayt

  • v  kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies
  • v  kill in large numbers

  • During the World Wars an entire generation of young people were decimated.
  • And it is helping decimate Palestinian towns in the occupied West Bank--home to some of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities--which are slowly dying of thirst without .
  • Within a few years, the festering of AIDS would ravage the world and decimate the sex-film community.
News & Articles

  • Letter: Farmworker bill harms local farms
    It was with great frustration that I read The News editorial expressing support for the farm labor bill that could decimate New York agriculture as we know it.
    June 18, 2013 - The Buffalo News
  • Baseball bats made of ash thrown a curve (Part I of II)
    The emerald ash borer, an invasive species expected to decimate native ash trees throughout North America, arrived in southwestern Otsego County in May. Cooperstown, the home of baseball, sits in the same county about 30 miles northeast. Of the 1,935 bats in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s collection, 1,848 are ash.
    June 16, 2013 - The Observer-Dispatch
  • Baseball bats made of ash thrown a curve (Part I of II)
    The emerald ash borer, an invasive species expected to decimate native ash trees throughout North America, arrived in southwestern Otsego County in May. Cooperstown, the home of baseball, sits in the same county about 30 miles northeast. Of the 1,935 bats in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s collection, 1,848 are ash.
    June 16, 2013 - The Observer-Dispatch
Quotes

  • Bennie Thompson in Washington Post
    This initiative sponsored by greedy Texas oil companies would cripple California's fastest-growing economic sector, reverse our renewable energy policy and decimate our environmental progress for the benefit of these oil companies' profit... Arnold Schwarzenegger http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Schwarzenegger&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGQSjoUt7HRfT6HEtdxk7KI3s2v9Q The Associated Press http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hKPBv6ryL27OX8lhnZ0QgZWhXl7QD9GGM6D80&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNF3NstF7jGb1jhNQxURVsotWDy8yg Jun 22, 2010 25461 34298 decimate Thompson said the administration's budget proposal would decimate funding for key homeland security programs" and leave the nation both vulnerable to another attack and grossly unprepared to respond to natural disasters.
  • Don Perata in San Jose Mercury News
    It would decimate public education, public health, public safety,Perata said. "It's an irresponsible action taken in the dark of night without any debate."

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