combatant

[ kuh m-bat-nt, kom-buh-tuh nt, kuhm- ]
/ kəmˈbæt nt, ˈkɒm bə tənt, ˈkʌm- /

noun

a nation engaged in active fighting with enemy forces.
a person or group that fights.

adjective

combating; fighting: the combatant armies.
disposed to combat; combative.

Origin of combatant

1425–75; late Middle English combataunt < Middle French combatant. See combat, -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM combatant

pre·com·bat·ant, nounun·com·bat·ant, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for combatant

combatant
/ (ˈkɒmbətənt, ˈkʌm-) /

noun

a person or group engaged in or prepared for a fight, struggle, or dispute

adjective

engaged in or ready for combat
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