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English noun: fortification

1. fortification (artifact) defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it


Synonymsmunition


Broader (hypernym)defence, defense, defensive structure


Narrower (hyponym)bastion, breastwork, bunker, castle, defilade, dugout, entrenchment, escarp, escarpment, fieldwork, intrenchment, lunette, palisade, parapet, protective embankment, redoubt, scarp, stockade


Instance hyponymMaginot Line, Siegfried line


Part holonymbulwark, rampart, wall

2. fortification (cognition) the art or science of strengthening defenses


Broader (hypernym)art, artistry, prowess

3. fortification (act) the addition of an ingredient for the purpose of enrichment (as the addition of alcohol to wine or the addition of vitamins to food)


Broader (hypernym)enrichment









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