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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Munition  \Mu*ni"tion\,  n.  [F.,  munition  of  war,  L.  munitio  a 
  fortifying,  fortification,  fr  munire  to  fortify,  defend  with 
  a  wall;  cf  moenia  walls,  murus  (for  moirus)  a  wall,  and  Skr. 
  mi  to  fix,  make  firm.  Cf  {Ammunition}.] 
  1.  Fortification;  stronghold.  [Obs.] 
  His  place  of  defense  shall  be  the  munitions  of 
  rocks.  --Is.  xxxiii 
  2.  Whatever  materials  are  used  in  war  for  defense  or  for 
  annoying  an  enemy;  ammunition;  also  stores  and 
  provisions;  military  stores  of  all  kinds. 
  The  bodies  of  men,  munition,  and  money,  may  justly 
  be  called  the  sinews  of  war.  --Sir  W. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  weapons  considered  collectively  [syn:  {weaponry},  {arms},  {implements 
  of  war},  {weapons  system}] 
  2:  walls  or  mounds  used  around  a  stronghold  to  strengthen  it 
  [syn:  {fortification}] 
  v  :  supply  with  munition 

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