Fortification - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌfɔːrtɪfɪˈkeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word fortification
Brit.  |ˌfɔːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word fortification

noun

- defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it (syn: munition)
- the art or science of strengthening defenses
- the addition of an ingredient for the purpose of enrichment (as the addition of alcohol to wine or the addition of vitamins to food)

Examples

They began the fortification and reconstruction of the city.

...defenders at the border fortifications preparing for an attack...

Word forms

noun
singular: fortification
plural: fortifications
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