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1. A person, usually a professional combatant, a captive, or a slave, trained to entertain the public by engaging in mortal combat with another person or a wild animal in the ancient Roman arena.
2. A person engaged in a controversy or debate, especially in public; a disputant.
3. Sports A professional boxer.
[Middle English, from Latin gladiātor, from gladius, sword, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish claideb.]
glad′i·a·to′ri·al (-ə-tôr′ē-əl) adj.
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of, characteristic of, or relating to gladiators, combat, etc
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|Adj.||1.||gladiatorial - of or relating to or resembling gladiators or their combat; "gladiatorial combats"|
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gladiatorial[ˌglædɪəˈtɔːrɪəl] ADJ → de gladiadores
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adj → Gladiatoren-; gladiatorial combat → Gladiatorenkampf m
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