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English definition of “fortification”


noun [U/C]    /ˌfɔr·t̬ə·fɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/
the act of strengthening something, esp . in order to protect it: [U] I had a cup of tea as fortification for the afternoon’s work . A fortification is a strong building , wall , tower , etc. that is built to protect a place : [usually pl] Those towers were part of the city’s fortifications.
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