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Onset

On´set`
n.1.A rushing or setting upon; an attack; an assault; a storming; especially, the assault of an army.
The onset and retire
Of both your armies.
- Shak.
Who on that day the word of onset gave.
- Wordsworth.
2.A setting about; a beginning; - used especially of diseases or pathological symptoms.
3.Anything set on, or added, as an ornament or as a useful appendage.
v. t.1.To assault; to set upon.
2.To set about; to begin.
Noun1.onset - the beginning or early stages; "the onset of pneumonia"
Synonyms: oncoming
2.Onsetonset - (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn"
Synonyms: attack, onrush, onslaught
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