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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 vic·tim /ˈvɪktəm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vic·tim n.
 1. A living being sacrificed to some deity, or in the performance of a religious rite; a creature immolated, or made an offering of.
    Led like a victim, to my death I'll go.   --Dryden.
 2. A person or thing destroyed or sacrificed in the pursuit of an object, or in gratification of a passion; as, a victim to jealousy, lust, or ambition.
 3. A person or living creature destroyed by, or suffering grievous injury from, another, from fortune or from accident; as, the victim of a defaulter; the victim of a railroad accident.
 4. Hence, one who is duped, or cheated; a dupe; a gull.  [Colloq.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse
      2: a person who is tricked or swindled [syn: dupe]