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victim

noun [C]    /ˈvɪk·təm/
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    /ˌvɪk·tə·məˈzeɪ·ʃən/ noun [U] National reports of victimization show a decline in certain kinds of crime . victimize    /ˈvɪk·təˌmɑɪz/ verb [T] One survey showed the number of companies victimized by computer theft rose to 83 percent this year .
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