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"fortification" in British English

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fortificationnoun

uk   /ˌfɔː.tɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌfɔːr.t̬ə-/
[C usually plural] strongwalls, ​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. [U] the ​act of ​fortifying something
(Definition of fortification from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fortificationnoun [U/C]

 us   /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 ​strongbuilding, ​wall, ​tower, etc. that is ​built to ​protect a ​place: [usually pl] Those ​towers were ​part of the city’s fortifications.
(Definition of fortification from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fortification”
in Chinese (Simplified) 防御工事, 强化, 设防…
in Chinese (Traditional) 防禦工事, 強化, 設防…
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