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Definition of fortification:

  1. That which fortifies; especially, a work or works erected to defend a place against attack; a fortified place; a fortress; a fort; a castle.
  2. The act of fortifying; the art or science of fortifying places in order to defend them against an enemy.

Synonyms:

munition, earthwork, ordnance store, ordnance, defense, castle, battlement, stronghold, barrier, buffer, stockade, garrison, parapet, weapons system, barricade, entrenchment, rampart, weaponry, support, outwork, dugout, wall, implements of war, fortress, fort, groin, bunker, fastness, trench, reinforcement, arms, outpost, block, bulwark, blockhouse, redoubt, citadel.

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