Dec`i`ma´tion

n. | 1. | A tithing. |

2. | A selection of every tenth person by lot, as for punishment. | |

3. | The destruction of any large proportion, as of people by pestilence or war. |

Noun | 1. | decimation - destroying or killing a large part of the population (literally every tenth person as chosen by lot) |

DECIMATION. The punishment of every tenth soldier by lot, was, among the Romans, called decimation.

annihilate, carry off, decimate, destruction, devastation, eliminate, eradicate, extinguish, wipe outBrowse

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