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.

Nearby words

  1. wart snake,
  2. warta,
  3. wartburg,
  4. warthin's tumor,
  5. warthog,
  6. warton,
  7. warts and all,
  8. warty,
  9. warty dyskeratoma,
  10. warwick

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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