HyperDic: collateral_damage

English > 1 sense of the expression collateral damage:
NOUNeventcollateral damage(euphemism) inadvertent casualties and destruction inflicted on civilians in the course of military operations
English > collateral damage: 1 sense > noun 1, event
Meaning(euphemism) inadvertent casualties and destruction inflicted on civilians in the course of military operations.
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Broaderfatal accident, casualtyAn accident that causes someone to die
Usage ofeuphemismAn inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh
Spanishdaños colaterales
Catalandany col·lateral, danys col·laterals

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