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fortification


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fortification  \For`ti*fi*ca"tion\,  n.  [L.  fortificatio  :  cf  F. 
  fortification.] 
  1.  The  act  of  fortifying;  the  art  or  science  of  fortifying 
  places  in  order  to  defend  them  against  an  enemy. 
 
  2.  That  which  fortifies;  especially,  a  work  or  works  erected 
  to  defend  a  place  against  attack;  a  fortified  place  a 
  fortress;  a  fort;  a  castle. 
 
  {Fortification  agate},  Scotch  pebble. 
 
  Syn:  Fortress;  citadel;  bulwark.  See  {Fortress}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fortification 
  n  1:  walls  or  mounds  used  around  a  stronghold  to  strengthen  it 
  [syn:  {munition}] 
  2:  the  act  of  fortifying  or  strengthening  defenses  [syn:  {strengthening}] 




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