a person or thing harmed, lost, or destroyed <the real casualties in the war against drugs are millions of innocent children>
a chance and usually sudden event bringing loss or injury <casualties at sea that sometimes resulted in great losses of men or even of entire ships> Related Words calamity
archaic the uncertain course of events <believes finding one's true love is too important a matter to be left to mere casualty> Related Words fortuitousness
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