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English noun: collateral damage

1. collateral damage (event) (euphemism) inadvertent casualties and destruction inflicted on civilians in the course of military operations

Broader (hypernym)casualty, fatal accident

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

Domain usageeuphemism

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