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casualty

 [kazh´oo-al-te]
1. an accident; an accidental wound; death or disablement from an accident; also the person so injured.
2. in the armed forces, one missing from his unit as a result of death, injury, illness, or capture, because his whereabouts are unknown, or for other reasons.

ca·su·al·ty

(kazh'yū-ăl-tē),
An injury, or the victim of an accident or outbreak of disease or act of terrorism, warfare, or criminal incident.

casualty

/ca·su·al·ty/ (kazh´oo-al-te)
1. an accident; an accidental wound; death or disablement from an accident; also the person so injured.
2. in the armed forces, one missing from their unit as a result of death, injury, illness, capture, because their whereabouts are unknown, or other reasons.

casualty

[kazh′əltē]
Etymology: L, casus, chance
1 a serious or fatal accident or injury.
2 the victim of a serious or fatal accident or injury.
3 a person, killed, wounded, or otherwise disabled in war.

casualty

(1) A chance occurrence; an accident; a mishap; a disaster.
(2) A person killed or injured in war, mass disaster or accident.

Casualty

The world’s longest-running (now in its 22nd year) emergency medical drama, which was launched in 1986 in the UK on BBC One. Its story lines revolve around the staff and patients of the A&E (accident and emergency) department at the fictional Holby City Hospital located in the equally fictional county of Wyvern.

casualty

A victim of an accident or mass disaster. See Mass disaster.

ca·su·al·ty

(kazh'ū-ăl-tē)
Injury or death from accident.

casualty

an accident; an accidental wound; death or disablement from an accident; also the animal so injured.

casualty slaughter
abattoir slaughtering of injured or sick animals. Rarely done these days because of the difficulty of getting cattle with fractured or dislocated limbs onto the abattoir floor. The modern, highly automated meat packing plant is not geared to such interruptions.
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