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wartime

[ wawr-tahym ]
/ ˈwɔrˌtaɪm /
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noun

a time or period of war: Strict travel regulations apply only in wartime.

adjective

caused by, characteristic of, or occurring during war: wartime shortages.

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Origin of wartime

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at war1, time
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British Dictionary definitions for wartime

wartime
/ (ˈwɔːˌtaɪm) /

noun

  1. a period or time of war
  2. (as modifier)wartime conditions
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