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noun [C] uk   /ˈmɪl.ɪ.tər.ɪst/ us    /-t̬ə.rɪst/ disapproving
a person who wants more powerful armed forces in their countryWar
adjective uk   /ˌmɪl.ɪ.tərˈɪs.tɪk/ us    /-t̬əˈrɪs-/
a militaristic policy/governmentViolent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
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