Meaning of combatant

com•bat•ant

Pronunciation: (kum-bat'nt, kom'bu-tunt, kum'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a nation engaged in active fighting with enemy forces.
  2. a person or group that fights.
—adj.
  1. combating; fighting: the combatant armies.
  2. disposed to combat; combative.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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