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v. weap·on·ized, weap·on·iz·ing, weap·on·iz·es
1. To supply with weapons or deploy weapons in: weaponize outer space with lasers.
a. To place or mount (an explosive or nuclear device, for example) on a missile or other delivery system.
b. To equip (a missile or other delivery system) with an explosive or other weapon.
3. To produce or refine (a substance or biological agent, for example) for use as a weapon.
To deploy missiles or other delivery systems equipped with weapons.
weap′on·i·za′tion (-ə-nĭ-;zā′shən) n.
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(Military) to adapt (a chemical, bacillus, etc) in such a way that it can be used as a weapon
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Past participle: weaponized
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|Verb||1.||weaponize - make into or use as a weapon or a potential weapon; "Will modern physicists weaponize String Theory?"|
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