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Dictionary definition for: War

1. (n) the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"

2. (v) make or wage war

3. (n) 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"

4. (n) an active struggle between competing entities; "a price war" "a war of wits" "diplomatic warfare"

5. (n) a concerted campaign to end something that is injurious; "the war on poverty" "the war against crime"

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