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Pronunciation:  `fortufu'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the addition of an ingredient for the purpose of enrichment (as the addition of alcohol to wine or the addition of vitamins to food)
  2. [n]  defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
  3. [n]  the art or science of strengthening defenses

FORTIFICATION is a 13 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: munition
 See Also: art, artistry, bastion, breastwork, bulwark, bunker, castle, defence, defense, defensive structure, defilade, dugout, enrichment, entrenchment, escarp, escarpment, fieldwork, intrenchment, lunette, Maginot Line, palisade, parapet, protective embankment, prowess, rampart, scarp, Siegfried line, stockade, wall



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\For`ti*fi*ca"tion\, n. [L. fortificatio : cf. F.
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}.

Thesaurus Terms
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