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Topic: MILITARY

Date: 1400-1500
Origin: war + fare 'going, journey'

warfare

noun
     
war‧fare [uncountable]
1PM the activity of fighting in a war - used especially when talking about particular methods of fighting:
the realities of modern warfare
guerrilla warfare (=fighting by small groups of fighters in mountains, forests etc)
2 a continuous and often violent struggle or argument between different groups
class/gang/internecine etc warfare
the problems of drugs and gang warfare

➔ psychological warfare

at psychological (3)
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