Etymology
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combatant

mid-15c. (adj.) "contending, disposed to combat;" late 15c. (n.) "one who engages in battle;" from Old French combatant (Modern French combattant) "skilled at fighting, warlike" (also used as a noun in Old French), present-participle adjective of combattre (see combat (v.)).

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Definitions of combatant
1
combatant (n.)
someone who fights (or is fighting);
Synonyms: battler / belligerent / fighter / scrapper
2
combatant (adj.)
engaging in or ready for combat;
From wordnet.princeton.edu