Meaning of “weaponize” in the English Dictionary

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"weaponize" in British English

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weaponizeverb [ T ]

UK usually weaponise uk /ˈwep.ən.aɪz/ us /ˈwep.ən.aɪz/

to turn bacteria, poisonous chemicals, etc. into weapons that could kill or injure many people

to make it possible to use something to attack a person or group:

They claimed that the security agency had weaponized the internet.
He hoped to weaponize the issue of healthcare as part of his election campaign.

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