Simple Definition of casualty
: a person who is hurt or killed during an accident, war, etc.
: a person or thing that is harmed, lost, or destroyed
Full Definition of casualty
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
a low number of casualties
<the real casualties in the war against drugs are millions of innocent children>
First Known Use of casualty
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
3a: injury or death from accidentb: one injured or killed (as by accident)
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