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v. for·ti·fied, for·ti·fy·ing, for·ti·fies
To make strong, as:
a. To strengthen and secure (a position) with fortifications.
b. To reinforce by adding material.
c. To impart physical strength or endurance to; invigorate.
d. To give emotional, moral, or mental strength to; encourage: Prayer fortified us during our crisis.
e. To strengthen or enrich (food, for example), as by adding vitamins.
To build fortifications.
[Middle English fortifien, from Old French fortifier, from Late Latin fortificāre : Latin fortis, strong; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]
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1. (of a place) defensible, due to walls, trenches, etc
2. strengthened physically, mentally, or morally
3. (of a garment, structure, etc) strengthened, supported, or reinforced
4. (of wine) having spirits or alcohol added in order to produce sherry, port, etc
5. (of food) having increased nutritious value due to added vitamins and minerals
6. supported or confirmed
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|Adj.||1.||fortified - secured with bastions or fortifications|
protected - kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss; "the most protected spot I could find"
|2.||fortified - having something added to increase the strength; "fortified wine"|
strong - having strength or power greater than average or expected; "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man"
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