Meaning of “victim” - Learner’s Dictionary

victim

noun [ C ] us uk /ˈvɪktɪm/
The victim was stabbed repeatedly with a knife.In each case the unsuspecting victim had been invited into Cooper's home.He claimed he was provoked by the victim.Many victims of crime are reluctant to go to the police.Emergency aid was sent to the flood victims.

B2 someone who has suffered the effects of violence, illness, or bad luck:

victims of crime
hurricane/flood victims

(Definition of “victim” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)