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fortification

noun uk   /ˌfɔː.tɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌfɔːr.t̬ə-/
[C usually plural] strong walls, towers, etc. that are built to protect a place: Some of the old fortifications still exist. The fortifications of the castle were massive and impenetrable.Fortifications [U] the act of fortifying somethingBecoming and making stronger
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