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casualty

cas·u·al·ty

casualty

 
pronunciation:
kae zhu l ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: casualties
definition 1: a member of the armed forces removed from active duty as a result of being killed, wounded, captured, or missing in action.
similar words:
captive, fatality, prisoner, victim
definition 2: the victim of a severe accident, esp. one that results in death.
synonyms:
sufferer, victim
similar words:
fatality, prey, unfortunate
definition 3: a thing or person harmed or lost as a result of some event or situation.
This legislation was a casualty of the President's feud with Congress.
synonyms:
victim
similar words:
collision, crash, fatality, glitch, mishap, wreck
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The word casualty contains the following part:
cad, cas, cid2 Latin root that means to fall