Daily Archives: April 1, 2009

! DECIMATE

Mike Caprio 22 Replies

Okay people. Please help me with this one. Even PBS’s NOVA is wrong on it, and it’s worrying me. Decimate == REDUCE by ONE TENTH. To decimate something is to destroy ten percent of it. People CONSTANTLY misuse this word. They should be using the word “devastate” instead. DEVASTATE, not decimate. You may now return […]

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