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combatant

com·bat·ant

combatant

 
pronunciation:
km bae tnt [or] kam b tnt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: someone or something that engages in combat.
The battle was fierce, and many combatants on both sides were killed.
similar words:
militant
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: fighting, or tending to fight.
antonyms:
neutral
similar words:
belligerent
Word Parts
The word combatant contains the following part:
-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means In nouns: one who or that which does the action denoted by the base verb.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.