plant viruses that can decimate yields
Only last month the government announced the biggest spending cuts in more than a decade that will decimate the public services on which thousands rely.
the man who is to determine whether it be necessary to decimate a large body of mutineers
Yet both dam projects would decimate the very scrubland the lynx depends on.
the project would decimate the fragile wetland wilderness
Augustus firmly imposed his discipline on his men: he once dismissed an entire legion in disgrace, and didn't hesitate to decimate troops who would give in to the enemy.
The fear of the virus has decimated the tourist trade to South East Asia, with Singapore bearing the brunt of the cancellations.
Fields are still small, there are no huge modern sheds and the pastures are rich in species that would otherwise have been decimated by modern farming methods.
Prior to 1990 the species had been decimated by a combination of habitat loss and capture of birds for the pet trade, and was considered extinct in the wild.
Thousands of bee swarms in the central Eastern Cape have been decimated by a deadly blood-sucking Asian mite which destroys the male drone bees and damages female worker bees.