damage control(redirected from damage-control)
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Efforts made to minimize damage or loss.
any efforts, as by a politician or a company, to counteract unfavorable publicity, curtail losses, or the like.
In naval usage, measures necessary aboard ship to preserve and reestablish watertight integrity, stability, maneuverability, and offensive power; to control list and trim; to effect rapid repairs of materiel; to limit the spread of and provide adequate protection from fire; to limit the spread of, remove the contamination by, and provide adequate protection from chemical, biological, and radiological agents; and to provide for care of wounded personnel. See also area damage control; disaster control.
damage control, damage limitation
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