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Synonyms for fortification
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fortification, munition(noun)

    defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it

    ordnance, arms, munition, ordnance store, weapons system, implements of war, weaponry

  2. fortification(noun)

    the art or science of strengthening defenses


  3. fortification(noun)

    the addition of an ingredient for the purpose of enrichment (as the addition of alcohol to wine or the addition of vitamins to food)


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fortification

    Fortification is the general word for any artificial defensive work; a fortress is a fortification of especial size and strength; a fortress is regarded as permanent, and is ordinarily an independent work; a fort or fortification may be temporary; a fortification may be but part of a defensive system; we speak of the fortifications of a city. A citadel is a fortification within a city, or the fortified inner part of a city or fortress, within which a garrison may be placed to overawe the citizens, or to which the defenders may retire if the outer works are captured; the medieval castle was the fortified residence of a king or baron. Fort is the common military term for a detached fortified building or enclosure of moderate size occupied or designed to be occupied by troops. The fortifications of a modern city usually consist of a chain of forts. Any defensible place, whether made so by nature or by art, is a fastness or stronghold.

    castle, citadel, fastness, fort, fortress, stronghold

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fortification(n.)

    military architecture

  2. fortification(n.)

    fort, FORTRESS, stronghold, castle, citadel, bulwark, fortified place

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  1. fortification(n)


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fortification":

    enrichment, spiking, spike, enrichment-related, enriching

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How to use fortification in a sentence?

  1. Amy Kimberlain:

    Some of the alternative milks are not fortified with calcium or vitamin D -- and the same is true for plant-based yogurts, like those made from soy, coconut or almonds, while it's great that there are alternative products available for those switching to a more vegan diet, it's important to look for the fortification of calcium and vitamin D in these products.

  2. John Coyne:

    The hedgerows provided an ideal fortification for the Germans and this created a layer of defense that wasnt considered in the planning stages, it provided an ideal terrain for the defenders.

Translations for fortification

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  • تحصينArabic
  • усилване, укрепване, укрепленияBulgarian
  • opevnění, pevnostCzech
  • Festung, Befestigen, Festungsbau, FortGerman
  • οχύρωμα, οχύρωσηGreek
  • fortificaciónSpanish
  • linnoitus, linnoite, linnoittaminenFinnish
  • renforcement, fortificationFrench
  • fortificazioneItalian
  • 要塞Japanese
  • mūnītiō, mūnīmentum, fortificātiōLatin
  • umocnienie, fortyfikacjaPolish
  • fortificaçãoPortuguese
  • укрепления, укрепление, фортификацияRussian

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