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casualty

noun uk   /ˈkæʒ.ju.əl.ti/ us  

casualty noun (INJURED)

C2 [C] a person injured or killed in a serious accident or war: The train was derailed but there were no casualties, police said. The rebels suffered heavy casualties.
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casualty noun (BADLY AFFECTED)

[C] a person or thing that suffers as a result of something else happening: She lost her job in 2011, a casualty of the recession. The first casualty of the reorganization will be the bus service, which will be stopped altogether.

casualty noun (HOSPITAL)

C2 [U] UK ( US emergency room) the part of a hospital where people who are hurt in accidents or suddenly become ill are taken for urgent treatment: She had to be rushed to casualty.
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