n (pl -ties)
- 1 (injured person) herido, -da (m,f); (dead person) víctima (f); [Mil] baja (f) there were no casualties no hubo heridos ( or víctimas etc), no hubo que lamentar desgracias personales [lenguaje periodístico/journalese] they suffered heavy casualties tuvieron muchas bajas truth is the first casualty of war la verdad es la primera víctima de la guerra (before n) casualty list relación (f) de bajas
- 2 (hospital department) (BrE) (no art) urgencias (fpl) he was rushed to casualty lo llevaron a toda prisa a urgencias (before n) casualty department servicio (m) de urgencias casualty ward sala (f) de urgencias [Mil] sala (f) de heridosMore example sentences
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- And as we get more and faster trains on to the rails we can expect more deaths, so the casualty figures coldly used in cost benefit studies are all going to be out of date anyway.
- Road casualty figures for 2003 show that serious accidents fell by 15 to 82 compared to the previous year.
- Center court was now a mass casualty scene, with injured personnel streaming out of Corridors 3 and 4 and wounded lying everywhere.
- She was taken by ambulance to casualty at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, after she lost consciousness at home at about 7pm.
- In the second case, a music teacher had to go to casualty in two separate hospitals on Christmas Day and Boxing Day 1993 after developing problems with his dressing.
- The crackdown on long waits has been dogged by allegations that ambulance staff are deliberately delaying taking patients into casualty until the hospital is ready for them.
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