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collateral damagenoun [U]

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during a ​war, the ​unintentionaldeaths and ​injuries of ​people who are not ​soldiers, and ​damage that is ​caused to ​theirhomes, ​hospitals, ​schools, etc.
(Definition of collateral damage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “collateral damage”
in Chinese (Simplified) (战争中的)附带性破坏,附带损害…
in Chinese (Traditional) (戰爭中的)附帶性破壞,附帶損害…
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