Definition of hors de combat adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


hors de combat

BrE BrE//ˌɔː də ˈkɒ̃bɑː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːr də koʊmˈbɑː//
(from French, formal)
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unable to fight or to take part in an activity, especially because you are injured Word OriginFrench, literally ‘out of the fight’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hors de combat