Meaning of combat

com•bat

Pronunciation: (v.kum-bat', kom'bat, kum'-n.kom'bat, kum'-), [key]
— v., n. -bat•ed, -bat•ing -bat•ted, -bat•ting,
—v.t.
  1. to fight or contend against; oppose vigorously: to combat crime.
—v.i.
  1. to battle; contend: to combat with disease.
—n.
  1. active, armed fighting with enemy forces.
  2. a fight, struggle, or controversy, as between two persons, teams, or ideas.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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