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decimated

[ des-uh-mey-tid ]
/ ˈdɛs əˌmeɪ tɪd /
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greatly reduced in number or amount, or having suffered great loss or harm:The nonprofit agency has been struggling with a decimated staff and limited resources.After the massive earthquake, the only way to reach the decimated villages was by helicopter.
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