noncombative

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adjective non·com·bat·ive \ˌnän-kəm-ˈba-tiv\

Definition of noncombative

  1. :  not combative: such as a :  not eager to fight or argue 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 b :  not involving combat and especially military combat He notes that his troops are now carrying out noncombative missions in 105 countries, without incident. — Lee Smith, Fortune, 19 Sept. 1994

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First Known Use of noncombative

1833


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