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victim

noun [C]  /ˈvɪk·təm/ us  
a person who has suffered the effects of violence or illness or bad luck: an accident victim She’s just a victim of circumstances beyond her control.
victimization
noun [U]  /ˌvɪk·tə·məˈzeɪ·ʃən/ us  
National reports of victimization show a decline in certain kinds of crime.
victimize
verb [T]  /ˈvɪk·təˌmɑɪz/ us  
One survey showed the number of companies victimized by computer theft rose to 83 percent this year.
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