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noun casualty pronunciation in British English /ˈkæʒuəlti/
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singularcasualty
pluralcasualties
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  1. 1
    [countable] [usually plural] someone who is injured or killed in an accident or military action
    There were no reports of casualties from the attack.
    heavy casualties: A small group of rebels inflicted heavy casualties (=many people injured or killed) on the government forces.
  2. 2
    [countable] someone or something that is damaged or suffers as a result of something else
    casualty of: Education has again been a casualty of government spending cuts.

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