Word of the Day – May 2 – Decimate

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Verb: Decimate  (DESS-uh-mayt)

Definition:

1. To select by lot and kill every tenth man of a group.

2. To exact a tax of 10 percent from.

3. To reduce drastically, especially in number.

4. To cause great destruction or harm to.

Sample sentence: Budget cuts threaten to decimate many public services throughout the state.

 

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