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fortifying


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fortify  \For"ti*fy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fortified};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Fortifying}.]  [F.  fortifier,  L.  fortificare  fortis 
  strong  +  -ficare  (in  comp.)  to  make  See  {Fort},  and  {-fy}.] 
  1.  To  add  strength  to  to  strengthen;  to  confirm;  to  furnish 
  with  power  to  resist  attack. 
 
  Timidity  was  fortified  by  pride.  --Gibbon. 
 
  Pride  came  to  the  aid  of  fancy,  and  both  combined  to 
  fortify  his  resolution.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  To  strengthen  and  secure  by  forts  or  batteries,  or  by 
  surrounding  with  a  wall  or  ditch  or  other  military  works 
  to  render  defensible  against  an  attack  by  hostile  forces. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fortifying 
  adj  :  invigorating  physically  or  mentally  [syn:  {strengthening}] 




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