Etymology
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fortification (n.)

early 15c., "a strengthening," also "defensive earthworks; a tower" (mid-15c.), from Old French fortification "strengthening, fortification," from Late Latin fortificationem (nominative fortificatio) "a strengthening, fortifying," noun of action from past-participle stem of fortificare "to make strong" (see fortify).

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Definitions of fortification

fortification (n.)
defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it;
Synonyms: munition
fortification (n.)
the art or science of strengthening defenses;
fortification (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);
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