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fatality

noun [C] uk   /fəˈtæl.ə.ti/ us    /-t̬i/
a death caused by an accident or by violence, or someone who has died in either of these ways: There are thousands of traffic fatalities (= deaths in traffic accidents) every year. The first fatalities of the war were civilians.
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