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ammunitionnoun [U]

uk   /ˌæm.jəˈnɪʃ.ən/  us   /ˌæm.jəˈnɪʃ.ən/
(informal ammo, uk   /ˈæm.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/ ) objects that can be shot from a weapon, such as bullets or bombs: a good supply of ammunition a shortage of ammunition
facts that can be used to support an argument: His bad behaviour provided plenty of ammunition for his opponents.
(Definition of ammunition from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ammunitionnoun [U]

 us   /ˌæm·jəˈnɪʃ·ən/ (infml ammo,  /ˈæm·oʊ/ )
objects such as bullets and bombs that can be shot from a weapon
Ammunition is also information used to attack someone or to support an argument: The president’s endorsement of the crime bill has deprived his opponents of ammunition to paint him as soft on crime.
(Definition of ammunition from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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