A war with active military hostilities.
- ‘It undoubtedly will prove to be a lot more like a cold war than a hot war,’ he said.
- Each superpower supported by a network of allies sought to undermine and defeat the other by all means short of a real or a hot war - hence the cold war description of this confrontational system.
- The ‘Cold War’ between the two superpowers became a hot war.
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