from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Unintended damage, injuries, or deaths caused by an action, especially unintended civilian casualties caused by a military operation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. damage caused by a military operation, such as a bombing, to objects or persons not themselves the intended target of the attack.
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- n. (euphemism) inadvertent casualties and destruction inflicted on civilians in the course of military operations
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