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view main entry for decimate verb  /ˈdesɪˌmeɪt/
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  /ˌdesɪˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]
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sea lion

in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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