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fodder
as in:  cannon fodder


In the Iran-Iraq war, the ayatollahs sent children and civilians to the front-line as cannon fodder.
  people thought of as readily expendable to further a military campaign
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Notes:
Fodder has many reasonably common, but highly diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.
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  • In the Iran-Iraq war, the ayatollahs sent children and civilians to the front-line as cannon fodder.
  • She claims that Palestinians are used as cannon fodder in an attempt to destroy Israel.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   fodder [6]
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