Meaning of “fortification” in the English Dictionary

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"fortification" in British English

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uk /ˌfɔː.tɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌfɔːr.t̬ə.fəˈkeɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “fortification” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fortification" in American English

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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 strong building, 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)

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