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Noun: combat  'kóm,bat
  1. (military) an engagement fought between two military forces
    - armed combat
  2. The act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    "a combat broke out at the hockey game";
    - fight, fighting, scrap
Verb: combat (combated,combating, also combatted,combatting)  'kóm,bat
  1. Fight against; clash with
    "The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq"; "We must combat the prejudices against other races";
    - battle

Derived forms: combatting, combatted, combated, combating, combats

Type of: battle, conflict, engagement, fight, struggle

Part of: war, warfare

Encyclopedia: Combat, Trial by