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fortify

verb [T] uk   /ˈfɔː.tɪ.faɪ/ us    /ˈfɔːr.t̬ə-/
to make something stronger, especially in order to protect it: a fortified town They hurriedly fortified the village with barricades of carts. The argument had fortified her resolve to prove she was right. He fortified himself with a drink and a sandwich before driving on. a fruit drink fortified with vitamin C (= with vitamin C added)
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