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decimated

verb
past tense of decimate

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to bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of
  • the army's attack decimated the enemy's defenses beyond repair

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The first known use of decimated was in 1658

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“Decimated.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/decimated. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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