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Definition of "warfare" []

  • The waging of war against an enemy; armed conflict. (noun)
  • Military operations marked by a specific characteristic: guerrilla warfare; chemical warfare. (noun)
  • A state of disharmony or conflict; strife: constant spousal warfare in the household. (noun)
  • Acts undertaken to destroy or undermine the strength of another: political warfare. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "warfare" in a sentence
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  • "Their business model isn't based on marketing warfare, it's based on _total _warfare -- and it's not based on cutthroat capitalism, it's based on cutthroat _criminalism_."
  • "The circumstance that the uranium the Americans use in warfare is depleted just underscores their general decency."