Definition of decimate:
consume, press out, crush out, bear off, rid of, run through, bear away, obliterate, exhaust, root out, butcher, snuff out, carry away, negociate, egest, carry off, uproot, extinguish, pass, crimes, wipe out, eradicate, erase, take away, manage, stub out, use up, pull off, rule out, quench, excrete, bring off, eat, winnow out, annihilate, slaughter, eliminate, massacre, deplete, cancel out, eat up, do away with, blow out, make, help, reject, obviate, get rid of, kill, sweep away.
- "Jack of No Trades", Charles Cottrell.
- "Marie Antoinette And Her Son", Louise Muhlbach Official.
There are rumors that a Bavarian regiment which was ordered a second time to take a position, which the Prussians lost at Verdun, refused and was ordered to be decimated, and that then the Crown Prince of Bavaria threatened to march all the Bavarian troops home unless the order to decimate was rescinded.- "Face to Face with Kaiserism", James W. Gerard.