how to pronounce decimate /ˈdɛsəˌmɛɪt/
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decimate is pronounced in three syllables
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An example use of decimate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… we have to decimate our police budget to …”
meanings of decimate verb: To replace a high-resolution model with another of lower but acceptable quality. To devastate: to reduce or destroy significantly but not completely. To kill one-tenth of a group, (historical, specifically) as a military punishment in the Roman army selected by lot, usually carried out by the surviving soldiers. To reduce to one-tenth: to destroy or remove nine-tenths of anything. To destroy or remove one-tenth of anything. To exact a tithe or other 10% tax. To decimalize: to divide into tenths, hundredths etc. To tithe: to pay a 10% tax. noun: A tithe or other 10% tax or payment. A set of ten items. A tenth of something. words with pronunciation similar to decimate Did this page help you?