death toll


death toll
noun
the number of deaths resulting from some particular cause such as an accident or a battle or a natural disaster
Hypernyms: ↑price, ↑cost, ↑toll

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death toll noun
A list of the dead, eg after an accident or a natural disaster
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Main Entry:death

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death toll UK US noun [countable]
the number of people who are killed on a particular occasion
Thesaurus: death and general words relating to deathsynonym

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n. the number of deaths resulting from a particular cause, esp. an accident, battle, or natural disaster

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noun, pl ⋯ tolls [count]
: the number of people who die in an accident, disaster, war, etc.
— usually singular

Three people who were injured in the accident have died, pushing the death toll up to 116.

The virus's death toll is expected to rise.

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ˈdeath toll [death toll death tolls] noun
the number of people killed in an accident, a war, a disaster, etc

The death toll has now risen to 200.


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