casualty :

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ka zhuh wuhl tee

  • n  someone injured or killed or captured or missing in a military engagement
  • n  someone injured or killed in an accident
  • n  an accident that causes someone to die
  • n  a decrease of military personnel or equipment

  • But they have never before staged mass-casualty bomb attacks targeting civilians in public spaces.
  • The media were largely dependent on the Palestinians for the casualty data.
  • In the war's first six months, Great Britain's "first major casualty" was her national school system.
News & Articles


  • Vice President Dick Cheney in International Herald Tribune
    You regret every casualty, every loss,Vice President Dick Cheney said. "The president is the one that has to make that decision to send young men and women into harm's way. It never gets any easier."
  • George Casey in South Dakota Politics (blog)
    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. warned of "a backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers," adding that "it would be a shame if our diversity became a casualty as well."
  • Seth Jones in International Herald Tribune
    It certainly is disturbing that US casualty figures, though they are low in general, are increasing,Jones said. "But I think the most significant concern is the growth that is affecting Afghans, the whole panoply of raids, IEDs, suicide...

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