Decimate

Verb

  • (computer graphics) To replace a high-resolution model with one of lower resolution but acceptably similar appearance.
  • To reduce anything by one in ten, or ten percent.
  • To severely reduce; to destroy almost completely.
  • (Roman history) To kill one man chosen by lot out of every ten in a legion or other military group.
  • To reduce to one-tenth.
  • (historical) To exact a tithe or tax of 10 percent.

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