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collateral damage

noun [U] uk   us  
during a war, the unintentional deaths and injuries of people who are not soldiers, and damage that is caused to their homes, hospitals, schools, etc.
Translations of “collateral damage”
in Chinese (Traditional) (戰爭中的)附帶性破壞,附帶損害…
in Chinese (Simplified) (战争中的)附带性破坏,附带损害…
(Definition of collateral damage from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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