body count


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body count

n.
A count of individual bodies, such as those of troops killed in combat operations.

bod′y count`


n.
the number of military personnel killed in a particular action or during a specified period.
[1965–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.body count - a count of troops killed in an operation or time period; "the daily body count increased as the war went on"
count - the total number counted; "a blood count"
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