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combat

noun [C/U]  /ˈkɑm·bæt/ us  
fighting during a time of war: [U] a combat jacket/zone/casualty [U] No one knew how many troops had died in combat. Combat is also a fight between two people or things: [C] The film explores the combat between good and evil.
combative
adjective  /kəmˈbæt̬·ɪv/ us  
When you are in a combative mood, you are not pleasant company.
(Definition of combat noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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