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casualty

noun
 
 
/ˈkæʒjuəlti/
INJURED [C] someone who is injured or killed in an accident or war: Both sides in the conflict have promised to try to avoid civilian casualties.Death and dyingPeople who receive medical treatment
BADLY AFFECTED [C] someone or something that is badly affected by something that happens: The health service has been the biggest casualty of government cuts.Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
HOSPITAL [U] UK ( US emergency room) the part of a hospital where people go when they have been injured or have illnesses so that they can be treated immediatelyMedical places and organizations
(Definition of casualty from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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