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English definition of “casualty”


noun [C] (INJURED)    /ˈkæʒ.ju.əl.ti/
C2 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.Death and dyingPeople who receive medical treatment
(Definition of casualty noun (INJURED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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