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decimate
v. kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies

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purge
v. excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body); "The doctor decided that the patient must be purged"
take away, remove
v. get rid of something abstract; "The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage"; "God takes away your sins"
edit
v. supervise the publication of; "The same family has been editing the influential newspaper for almost 100 years"
efface, obliterate
v. remove completely from recognition or memory; "efface the memory of the time in the camps"
cease, terminate, finish, stop, end
v. have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
ravage, harry
v. make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes
do away with, get rid of, eliminate, extinguish
v. terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts"
obliterate
v. do away with completely, without leaving a trace
strike off, strike out, cross out, cross off, mark
v. remove from a list; "Cross the name of the dead person off the list"
delete, erase
v. wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information; "Who erased the files form my hard disk?"
destroy, demolish
v. defeat soundly; "The home team demolished the visitors"
dust
v. remove the dust from; "dust the cabinets"
dust
v. cover with a light dusting of a substance; "dust the bread with flour"
pass over, wipe
v. rub with a circular motion; "wipe the blackboard"; "He passed his hands over the soft cloth"
wipe off, rub out, score out, efface, erase
v. remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing; "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"
cancel, delete
v. remove or make invisible; "Please delete my name from your list"
excise
v. remove by cutting; "The surgeon excised the tumor"
ruin, destroy
v. destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"
consume
v. destroy completely; "The fire consumed the building"
root out, deracinate, extirpate, uproot
v. pull up by or as if by the roots; "uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden"
pulverise, pulverize, demolish
v. destroy completely; "the wrecking ball demolished the building"; "demolish your enemies"; "pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand"
extirpate
v. surgically remove (an organ)
oust
v. remove and replace; "The word processor has ousted the typewriter"
get rid of, abolish
v. do away with; "Slavery was abolished in the mid-19th century in America and in Russia"
debar, suspend
v. bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.

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