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verb as in destroy


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“Afterland,” by Lauren BeukesAfter a pandemic nearly decimates the world’s male population, a mother and son go on the run in a hot-wired car, fleeing a government that wants to imprison them and a relative set on exploiting them.

While the coronavirus has decimated the aviation industry, it may also serve to drown out media scrutiny of the Max’s return, said Spud Hilton, a former travel editor at the San Francisco Chronicle.

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That business ground to a halt in the second quarter, as the pandemic decimated its biggest clients, travel and tourism companies.

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In its most recent quarter, despite a pandemic that decimated most clothing sales, revenue rose 2% year-over-year as consumers have continued to snap up its pricey wares.

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The travel industry has been decimated by the pandemic, as governments worldwide implement strict lockdown measures to prevent contagion.

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That so-called war to end wars decimated an entire generation in Britain, as it did from France to the Ottoman Empire.

Bentivolio noted that “at the end, [the British] did make it but they were decimated.”

Hell, it worked for Tokyo in the 20th—after that city was decimated by Allied bombers, it was basically one big slum.

The earth has been decimated by climate change, stranding what remains of humanity on a train.

“I am a little surprised they did not think the networks were decimated in 2012,” he said.

Rinderpest, or some other incomprehensible disease, affected and decimated the imported herds.

The small number of them that will arrive before the Holy City will be still further decimated by the Saracens.

Ahead, Menotah tripped gaily, full as ever of life and happiness, though she had that night seen her tribe more than decimated.

The patricians were willing to cede nothing to the Gracchi, and they were decimated by Marius.

They were 'ravaged by disease, and literally decimated year by year in the process of acclimatization.'

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On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to decimated, such as: wipe out, obliterate, annihilate, slaughter, exterminate, and execute.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.