Definition of noncombative
- Bolten's low-key, noncombative style has made his task a bit easier, especially when it came to asking the sometimes volatile Rove to surrender some of his power.
- —Richard Wolffe et al., Newsweek, 1 May 2006
- He notes that his troops are now carrying out noncombative missions in 105 countries, without incident.
- —Lee Smith, Fortune, 19 Sept. 1994