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com·bat • n. / ˈkämˌbat/ fighting between armed forces: killed in combat | pilots reenacted the aerial combats of yesteryear | [as adj.] a combat zone. ∎  nonviolent conflict or opposition: intellectual combat. • v. / kəmˈbat; ˈkämˌbat/ (-bat·ed or -bat·ted, -bat·ing or -bat·ting) [tr.] take action to reduce, destroy, or prevent (something undesirable): an effort to combat drug trafficking. ∎ archaic engage in a fight with; oppose in battle: [intr.] your men combated against the first of ours.

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combat sb. XVI. — F., f. combattre vb. (whence combat vb. XVI), OF. cumbatre — late L. combattere, f. COM- + *battere, for batuere fight.
So combatant XV. — OF. combatant, prp. of combattre.

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