英 ['kæʒjʊəltɪ; -zj-]
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来自词根cad, 掉落，词源同case, accident.原指偶然伤亡者，不幸者。
- casualty (n.)
- early 15c., "chance, accident; incidental charge," from casual (adj.) on model of royalty, penalty, etc. Casuality had some currency 16c.-17c. but is now obsolete. Meaning "losses in numbers from a military or other troop" is from late 15c. Meaning "an individual killed, wounded, or lost in battle" is from 1844.
- 1. There are fears that the casualty toll may be higher.
- 2. I was taken to casualty at St Thomas's Hospital.
- 3. Training includes realistic simulation of casualty procedures.
- 4. Mr. Jones was the first casualty of the firm's cut - backs.
- 5. Casualty lists were published the day after the train accident.
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