collateral damage

the killing of civilians in a military attack.
any damage incidental to an activity.

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collateral damage
military unintentional damage to civil property and civilian casualties, caused by military operations

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Main Entry:  collateral damage
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  unintentional harm to persons or property as the result of military action's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin & History

collateral damage
by 1873 in legal cases; in modern use, generally a euphemism for "the coincidental killing of civilians," U.S. coinage, c.1968, at first generally with ref. to nuclear weapons.
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Example sentences
He bombed a specific military target, accepting that there would be collateral
And while the game allows players to use drones, they don't do collateral
He was encouraged in this change of heart by the housing collapse, in which the
  market for lawn seed was collateral damage.
When that happens, future parties with more sympathetic cases become collateral
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