from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An effort to minimize or curtail damage or loss.
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- n. A department or group, as aboard a naval vessel, responsible for taking action to control damage caused by fire, collision, etc.
- n. Any efforts, as by a company, to curtail losses, counteract unfavorable publicity, etc.
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- n. an effort to minimize or curtail damage or loss
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