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damage limitation

noun [U] uk   ( also damage control) us  
the process of limiting the damaging effects of an action or mistake, or the attempt in war to use careful planning to avoid unnecessary death: The government is involved in a damage-limitation exercise to minimize the effects of the scandal.
Translations of “damage limitation”
in Chinese (Traditional) 控制損失, (戰爭中的)減少傷亡…
in Chinese (Simplified) 控制损失, (战争中的)减少伤亡…
(Definition of damage limitation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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