combat - definition and synonyms

 
noun 

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/ˈkɒmbæt/
singularcombat
pluralcombats
  1. 1
    [uncountable] fighting during a war

    fears of escalating combat

    in combat:

    servicemen killed in combat

    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] a fight, especially an organized fight, between two people

      unarmed combat (=without weapons)

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    2. c.
      [only before noun] used about clothes worn in the armed forces, especially in a battle
  2. 2
    [singular] an attempt to stop something bad or to solve a difficult problem

    These enzymes are important in the combat against bacteria.