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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 ?
A spring, which many long years before had induced the natives to select the place for their temporary fortification, was soon cleared of leaves, and a fountain of crystal gushed from the bed, diffusing its waters over the verdant hillock.
On the twenty-fourth day of December following we had one man killed, and one wounded, by the Indians, who seemed determined to persecute us for erecting this fortification.
It was a wonderfully fine thing to have that lofty castle to myself, and to feel, when I shut my outer door, like Robinson Crusoe, when he had got into his fortification, and pulled his ladder up after him.
It was an exterior fortification of no great height or strength, intended to protect the postern-gate, through which Cedric had been recently dismissed by Front-de-B
The art of fortification has contributed to the same ends.
But she only laughed, ran up the steps, and rang the bell; and while she was waiting for the door to open, kept close in the porch, and talked to him from that point as out of a fortification.
He had brought some soldiers with him from England, who took possession of the old fortress on Castle Island and of the fortification on Fort Hill.
The wagons, also, would be more easily defended, and might form a kind of fortification in case of attack in the open prairies.
The moment the veteran found himself within the works of his enemy, he rushed to the edge of the fortification, and, waving his sabre over his head, shouted:
In the meantime, Grimaud, preserving his calmness, dismantled the fortification of the ground-floor, and after having opened the door, stood with his arms folded quietly on the sill.
Finally I had to admit that at last I had discovered a Barsoomian fortification which I could not negotiate.
This huge tower, resembling a tun standing on one end, beside which the famous Heidelberg tun would have seemed but a very ordinary barrel, served as a fortification, and on its platform were stationed Belootchees, armed with lances.