casualty

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ca·su·al·ty

noun \ˈka-zhəl-tē, ˈkazh-wəl-, ˈka-zhə-wəl-\

: a person who is hurt or killed during an accident, war, etc.

: a person or thing that is harmed, lost, or destroyed

plural ca·su·al·ties

Full Definition of CASUALTY

1
archaic :  chance, fortune <losses that befall them by mere casualty — Sir Walter Raleigh>
2
:  serious or fatal accident :  disaster
3
a :  a military person lost through death, wounds, injury, sickness, internment, or capture or through being missing in action
b :  a person or thing injured, lost, or destroyed :  victim <the ex-senator was a casualty of the last election>

Examples of CASUALTY

  1. a low number of casualties
  2. <the real casualties in the war against drugs are millions of innocent children>

First Known Use of CASUALTY

15th century

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

ca·su·al·ty

noun \ˈkazh-əl-tē, ˈkazh-(ə-)wəl-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ca·su·al·ties

Medical Definition of CASUALTY

1
: a serious or fatal accident
2
: a military person lost through death, wounds, injury, sickness, internment, or capture or through being missing in action
3
a : injury or death from accident b : one injured or killed (as by accident)

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