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combat meaning

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  • Combat or fighting is a purposeful violent conflict meant to weaken, establish dominance over, or kill the opposition, or to drive the opposition away from a location where it is not wanted or needed.
  • The term combat (French for fight) typically refers to armed conflict between opposing military forces in warfare, whereas the more general term "fighting" can refer to any physical or verbal conflict between individuals or nations.
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    Definition of combat in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcombatsPREcom-
    1. A battle, a fight (often one in which weapons are used); a struggle for victory.
    2. VerbSGcombatsPRcombattingPRcombatingPT, PPcombattedPT, PPcombated
      1. VT To fight with; to struggle for victory against.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Stents improved the procedure by combating the tendency of many vessels to reclose quickly after angioplasty.
          • Patrick Borkowski develops strength and conditioning programs for acrobatic and combat sports, including synchro, at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
          • At Augur Lake, where Mr. LaMere was hired to combat its Eurasian watermilfoil infestation, hundreds of sterile grass carp were released several years ago to eat the plants.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Conditions were horrendous aboard most British naval vessels at the time. Scurvy and other diseases ran rampant, killing more seamen each year than all other causes combined, including combat.
          • The Napier of Magdala Battery never fired a shot in anger: it never engaged in combat.
          • Find a safe place where you can heal up before returning to the scene of combat.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Transitive verbs
            Related Links:
            1. fr combat
            2. en combated
            3. en combatant
            4. en combative
            5. fr combative
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            Meaning of combat for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "combat" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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