peacetimenoun [ U ]uk /ˈpiːs.taɪm/ us /ˈpiːs.taɪm/
- As knowledge of poisons grew, they started to be used in peacetime too, for example as punishment.
(Definition of “peacetime” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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