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Definition 1: a decrease of military personnel or equipment - [noun denoting event]

(casualty is a kind of ...) a change downward

"there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided" "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"

(... is a kind of casualty ) loss of military equipment

(... is a kind of casualty ) military personnel lost by death or capture

(casualty belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 2: an accident that causes someone to die - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for casualty in the sense of this definition

(casualty is a kind of ...) an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury

(casualty is a kind of ...) a death resulting from an accident or a disaster

"a decrease in the number of automobile fatalities"

(... is a kind of casualty ) (euphemism) inadvertent casualties and destruction inflicted on civilians in the course of military operations

Definition 3: someone injured or killed in an accident - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for casualty in the sense of this definition

(casualty is a kind of ...) an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance

Definition 4: someone injured or killed or captured or missing in a military engagement - [noun denoting person]

(casualty is a kind of ...) an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance

(casualty belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

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