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toll

noun [U] (SUFFERING)    /təʊl/ US  /toʊl/
C2 suffering, deaths, or damage: Independent sources say that the death toll from the earthquake runs into thousands.Death and dyingInjuring and injuriesDamaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
(Definition of toll noun (SUFFERING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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