war-fare

warfare

[wawr-fair]
noun
1.
the process of military struggle between two nations or groups of nations; war.
2.
armed conflict between two massed enemies, armies, or the like.
3.
conflict, especially when vicious and unrelenting, between competitors, political rivals, etc.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English werefare, i.e., a faring forth to war; see war1, fare

semiwarfare, noun
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warfare (ˈwɔːˌfɛə)
 
n
1.  the act, process, or an instance of waging war
2.  conflict, struggle, or strife

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warfare
1456, from war + fare (see fare (n.)).
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