fortification[fôrt′ə fi kā′s̸hən]
- the act or science of fortifying
- something used in fortifying; esp., a fort or defensive earthwork, wall, etc.
- a fortified place or position
Origin: ME fortificacioun < OFr fortification < LL fortificatio < pp. of fortificare: see fortify
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- a. The science of fortifying.b. The act or process of fortifying.
- Something that serves to fortify, especially military works erected to fortify a position or place.