casualty collocations and examples

 UK /ˈkæʒuəlti/

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1

someone who is injured or killed in an accident or war


Adjectives frequently used with casualty
types of casualty: civilian, militaryAssaults on occupied villages using artillery would inevitably produce civilian casualties.many/few: few, heavy, light, many, mass, slightThe village and the main canal bridge were eventually taken with heavy casualties.serious/less serious: fatal, minor, non-fatal, seriousThe largest number of fatal casualties came from the two Halifax heavy bomber squadrons.
Nouns frequently used before casualty
types of accident: drink-drive, road, road accident, trafficOur society will have to continue to accept a high level of road casualties.types of victim: child, cyclist, motorcyclist, pedestrianAlmost 95 % of all older pedestrian casualties are in built-up areas.in a war: air-raid, battle, landmineBattle casualties amounted to 950 in the final six weeks of the campaign.
Verbs frequently used with casualty
cause casualties: cause, inflictThey inflicted heavy casualties on the town before withdrawing to their base in the hills.suffer casualties: incur, suffer, sustainThe division had suffered only light casualties during its time in Normandy.reduce casualties: avoid, minimize, reduceThe coalition claimed to have done its best to minimize civilian casualties.remove casualties: airlift, evacuate, recover, rescueThe casualty was evacuated by stretcher and taken to hospital by road ambulance.
Nouns frequently used after casualty
count, figures, rate, tollLater reports indicated that the casualty toll might have been much higher
2

a person or thing that is damaged by something


Adjectives frequently used with casualty
main, major, notable, significantPolar bears are set to become one of the most notable casualties of global warming.
 
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