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victimnoun [C]

 us   /ˈvɪk·təm/
a person who has suffered the effects of violence or illness or bad luck: an accident victim She’s just a victim of circumstances beyond her control.
victimization
noun [U]  us   /ˌvɪk·tə·məˈzeɪ·ʃən/
National reports of victimization show a decline in certain kinds of crime.
victimize
verb [T]  us   /ˈvɪk·təˌmɑɪz/
One survey showed the number of companies victimized by computer theft rose to 83 percent this year.
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victimnoun [C]

uk   /ˈvɪk.tɪm/  us   /ˈvɪk.təm/
B2 someone or something that has been hurt, damaged, or killed or has suffered, either because of the actions of someone or something else, or because of illness or chance: to provide financial aid to hurricane/flood, etc. victims victims of crime The children are the innocent/helpless victims of the fighting. The new drug might help save the lives of cancer victims. We appear to have been the victims of a cruel practical joke. Our local hospital has become the latest victim of the cuts in government spending.
fall victim to sth
to be hurt, damaged, or killed because of something or someone: In 1948, Gandhi fell victim to a member of a Hindu gang. The company has fallen victim to increased competition.

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Translations of “victim”
in Korean 피해자, 희생자…
in Arabic ضَحِيّة…
in Malaysian mangsa…
in French victime…
in Russian жертва…
in Chinese (Traditional) 受害者, 罹難者, 犧牲者…
in Italian vittima…
in Turkish kurban…
in Polish ofiara…
in Spanish víctima…
in Vietnamese nạn nhân…
in Portuguese vítima…
in Thai เหยื่อ…
in German das Opfer…
in Catalan víctima…
in Japanese 犠牲者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 受害者, 罹难者, 牺牲者…
in Indonesian korban…
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