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wartime

[wawr-tahym] /ˈwɔrˌtaɪm/
noun
1.
a time or period of war:
Strict travel regulations apply only in wartime.
adjective
2.
caused by, characteristic of, or occurring during war:
wartime shortages.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see war1, time
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  • But in places where they are--in prison, in the military and in wartime--it becomes a predictable response.
  • There's been a resurgence of public interest in this forgotten star ever since her wartime patents came to light.
  • We need to ration fuel on a wartime footing and convert to clean sources of energy.
  • We need a wartime level effort to get off fossil fuels.
  • People keep scrapbooks and diaries more during wartime and after wartime, and famine and disease and fear.
  • The whole idea of returning property to its rightful owners in wartime was unprecedented.
  • He said he had done nothing since the war to deserve promotion, and if the honor was for wartime service, it had come too late.
  • Today the town bears little resemblance to its wartime appearance, but its economy is still tied to the atom.
  • Note that theft is also extremely common in wartime situations.
  • But now cream and butter could be had again and the cuisine lost its wartime austerity.
British Dictionary definitions for wartime

wartime

/ˈwɔːˌtaɪm/
noun
1.
  1. a period or time of war
  2. (as modifier): wartime conditions
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