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human cost

This page is about the collocation human cost

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

damage or loss caused to people or societies, incl. material loss, social costs, psychological damage, etc.

For example

  • The lecture was about the human cost of unemployment.

  • The wealth of European empires was achieved at terrible human cost in the areas they colonized.

Quick Quiz

I understood the real human cost of war after

a. seeing a war movie

b. living in a war zone

c. seeing the cost of real war weapons

Contributor: Matt Errey