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combatant

[ kuhm-bat-nt, kom-buh-tuhnt, kuhm- ]
/ kəmˈbæt nt, ˈkɒm bə tənt, ˈkʌm- /
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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.
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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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