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casualty

noun

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1 a person or thing harmed, lost, or destroyed
  • the real casualties in the war against drugs are millions of innocent children

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2 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

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3 archaic the uncertain course of events
  • believes finding one's true love is too important a matter to be left to mere casualty

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The first known use of casualty was in the 15th century

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“Casualty.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/casualty. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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