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decimate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdecimatedec‧i‧mate /ˈdesɪmeɪt/ verb [transitive]  DESTROYto destroy a large part of something The population has been decimated by disease.decimation /ˌdesəˈmeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
decimateLegal aid for the poor is being decimated.Consequently, Muir believes, biotech fish could quickly decimate a fish population by their increased ability to produce damaged young.The army sent to meet this threat was decimated at Adrianople: the road to Rome now lay open to the barbarians.His prize herd of cows has been decimated by an unknown disease.Fatigue and the rigors of the climate decimated most of the seekers.Beaten by a short head possibly, but decimated, no.The transformation of the river may well decimate the considerable fishery resources already available.Sanctions have decimated the middle class-usually the source of leaders who might challenge the government.Cambodia's 21-year war decimated the wildlife population.Whiteflies have decimated the winter crop.
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Verb table
decimate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydecimate
he, she, itdecimates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydecimated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave decimated
he, she, ithas decimated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad decimated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill decimate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have decimated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam decimating
he, she, itis decimating
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you, we, theyare decimating
Past
I, he, she, itwas decimating
you, we, theywere decimating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been decimating
he, she, ithas been decimating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been decimating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be decimating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been decimating
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