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Dictionary entry overview: What does collateral damage mean?
• COLLATERAL DAMAGE (noun)
The noun COLLATERAL DAMAGE has 1 sense:
1. (euphemism) inadvertent casualties and destruction inflicted on civilians in the course of military operations
Familiarity information: COLLATERAL DAMAGE used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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(euphemism) inadvertent casualties and destruction inflicted on civilians in the course of military operations
Nouns denoting natural events
Hypernyms ("collateral damage" is a kind of...):
euphemism (an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive)
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