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for·ti·fi·ca·tion

 (fôr′tə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The science of fortifying.
b. The act or process of fortifying.
2. Something that serves to fortify, especially military works erected to fortify a position or place.

fortification

(ˌfɔːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. the act, art, or science of fortifying or strengthening
2. (Fortifications)
a. a wall, mound, etc, used to fortify a place
b. such works collectively
3. (Fortifications) any place that can be militarily defended

for•ti•fi•ca•tion

(ˌfɔr tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the process or act of fortifying.
2. something that fortifies or protects.
3. Often, fortifications. military works constructed in order to defend or strengthen a position.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fortification - defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen itfortification - defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
bastion - projecting part of a rampart or other fortification
bunker, dugout - a fortification of earth; mostly or entirely below ground
castle - a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack
defensive structure, defence, defense - a structure used to defend against attack; "the artillery battered down the defenses"
defilade - the arrangement of defensive fortifications to protect against enemy fire
entrenchment, intrenchment - an entrenched fortification; a position protected by trenches
escarp, protective embankment, scarp, escarpment - a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification
fieldwork - a temporary fortification built by troops in the field
lunette - temporary fortification like a detached bastion
palisade - fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground
breastwork, parapet - fortification consisting of a low wall
bulwark, rampart, wall - an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes; "they stormed the ramparts of the city"; "they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down"
redoubt - (military) a temporary or supplementary fortification; typically square or polygonal without flanking defenses
stockade - fortification consisting of a fence made of a line of stout posts set firmly for defense
2.fortification - the art or science of strengthening defenses
artistry, prowess, art - a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation; "the art of conversation"; "it's quite an art"
3.fortification - the addition of an ingredient for the purpose of enrichment (as the addition of alcohol to wine or the addition of vitamins to food)
enrichment - act of making fuller or more meaningful or rewarding

fortification

noun
1. reinforcement, protecting, securing, protection, strengthening, reinforcing, embattlement Europe's fortification of its frontiers
2. defence, keep, protection, castle, fort, fortress, stronghold, bastion, citadel, bulwark, fastness troops stationed just behind the fortification
3. strengthening, supplementing, reinforcement nutrient fortification of food
Translations
تَحْصينتَحْصين، تَقْوِيَه
opevněníopevňování
befæstningberigelseforskansning
víggirîingvirkisgerî; styrking
opevnenie
surtahkimattakviye etme

fortification

[ˌfɔːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] N (= act, means of defence) → fortificación f

fortification

[ˌfɔːrtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] nfortification f

fortification

n
(= act of fortifying) (of town)Befestigung f; (of wine)Vergärung f; (of food)Anreicherung f; (of person)Bestärkung f
fortifications pl (Mil) → Befestigungen pl, → Festungsanlagen pl

fortification

[ˌfɔːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] nfortificazione f

fortify

(ˈfoːtifai) verb
1. to prepare (a building, city etc) for an attack by strengthening and arming it. The king fortified the castle against the attacking armies.
2. to strengthen or enrich (eg food, drink). Sherry is a fortified wine.
ˌfortifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
1. walls etc built to strengthen an army, city, nation etc against attack. Fortifications surrounded the city.
2. the act of fortifying.
References in classic literature ?
The art of fortification has contributed to the same ends.
Towards night, I fixed upon a proper place, under a rock, and marked out a semicircle for my encampment; which I resolved to strengthen with a work, wall, or fortification, made of double piles, lined within with cables, and without with turf.
A temporary fortification was thrown up for the protection of the party; a secure and comfortable pen, into which the horses could be driven at night; and huts were built for the reception of the merchandise.
That is to say you can readily distinguish a fortress from a simple fortification, such as is allowed to chatelains or vassals?
And that morning Colonel Michaud had ridden round the Drissa fortifications with the Emperor and had pointed out to him that this fortified camp constructed by Pfuel, and till then considered a chef-d'oeuvre of tactical science which would ensure Napoleon's destruction, was an absurdity, threatening the destruction of the Russian army.
A day or two will be spent here in looking over the wonderful subterraneous fortifications, permission to visit these galleries being readily obtained.
The Northwest Company had made a second memorial to that government, representing Astoria as an American establishment, stating the vast scope of its contemplated operations, magnifying the strength of its fortifications, and expressing their fears that, unless crushed in the bud, it would effect the downfall of their trade.
Oh, I am convinced of that," said Fouquet, warmly; "your majesty knows very well that you have nothing to do but to come alone with a cane in your hand, to bring to the ground all the fortifications of Belle-Isle.
Almost as soon as peace was declared, therefore, they began to build strong fortifications in the interior of North America.
It was a rude, mud-built town in the time of the Britons, who squatted there, until the Roman legions evicted them; and replaced their clay-baked walls by mighty fortifications, the trace of which Time has not yet succeeded in sweeping away, so well those old-world masons knew how to build.
He noticed that their borders were formed of steep declivities; they were long parallel ramparts, and with some small amount of imagination he might have admitted the existence of long lines of fortifications, raised by Selenite engineers.
The brain is at least twenty feet from his apparent forehead in life; it is hidden away behind its vast outworks, like the innermost citadel within the amplified fortifications of Quebec.