01. Doctors are trying to [combat] the spread of AIDS with a new miracle drug.
02. He was killed in [combat] during the Second World War.
03. The government is trying to [combat] inflation by freezing salaries in the public sector.
04. The conflict resulted from a clash between the usual [combatants] in the area.
05. The politician was a very [combative] man, and he refused to give up even when polls showed he was certain to lose the election.
06. How many soldiers have died in [combat] throughout Europe's violent history?
07. The Colosseum provided violent spectacles of [combats] featuring men and animals for the entertainment of the public of ancient Rome.
08. The government has okayed spraying to [combat] the spread of malaria-carrying mosquitoes in the area.
09. André Gide once said that it is easier to lead men to [combat], stirring up their passion, than to restrain them, and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
10. Max Lucado once remarked that conflict is inevitable, but [combat] is optional.
11. The government has announced increased funding towards [combatting] the spread of AIDS.
12. In an effort to [combat] unemployment, the government of Trinidad and Tobago is encouraging the development of new industries.
13. The last American [combat] troops left Vietnam in August of 1972.
14. Living a stressful life apparently lowers one's ability to [combat] disease.
15. The World Health Organization recently implemented a global strategy on diet and exercise aimed at [combatting] obesity, heart disease and other illnesses associated with an unhealthy lifestyle.
16. In World War One, hand to hand [combat] was replaced by technological weaponry which did not require enemy soldiers to come face to face.

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