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damage limitation

noun [U] uk   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.Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
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