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warred (See war)

Noun

1 the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war" [syn: warfare]
2 a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply; "war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring" [syn: state of war] [ant: peace]
3 an active struggle between competing entities; "a price war"; "a war of wits"; "diplomatic warfare" [syn: warfare]
4 a concerted campaign to end something that is injurious; "the war on poverty"; "the war against crime" v : make or wage war [ant: make peace] [also: warring, warred]
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