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victim

noun

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1 a person or thing harmed, lost, or destroyed
  • helped the victims of the fire

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2 a person or thing that is the object of abuse, criticism, or ridicule
  • the victim of schoolyard teasing

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3 something offered to a god
  • the Aztecs are believed to have sacrificed thousands of victims annually to the sun

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“Victim.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/victim. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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