I know that English is a living language and the meanings of words are continually changing, but this sentence from a news item really caught my eye:
In March, a Tesla driver was killed while test-driving an auto-piloted Model X, the impact fully decimating half the car.
The word decimate originally meant "to destroy 10% of something". For example, if an army suffered a 10% casualty rate then it was "decimated".
I know that most people today use "decimate" to mean 100% destroyed, but even so, what is this news item telling us when it says fully decimating half the car. It just doesn't add up