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adjective Unexpected; by chance
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(ak'si-dent) [L. accidere, to happen]
1. An unforeseen, unfortunate occurrence.
2. An unexpected complication of a disease or treatment.. accidental (-den'tal), adjective; accidentally

cerebrovascular accident

Abbreviation: CVA

radiation accident

Undesired excessive exposure to ionizing radiation.
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The shooting occurred in Burkesville, Kentucky, when the youngster was playing with the 22-caliber rifle and accidently shot his sister in the chest.
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