fortification fortification  /ˌfɔr tə fə ˈkeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
  2. (n) the art or science of strengthening defenses
  3. (n) the addition of an ingredient for the purpose of enrichment (as the addition of alcohol to wine or the addition of vitamins to food)


  1. Sent to the rear, Colonel Lossberg proceeded to construct a new kind of major fortification, based on zonal defense.
  2. On April 20, an estimated 100,000 civilians fled the zone within 72 hours when the Army breached a major Tiger fortification.
  3. The fortification of Washington began long before 911.


  • Genetic research clarifies link between hypertension and Vitamin D deficiency

    A large-scale genetic study involving over 155,000 individuals has enabled researchers to discover the causal link between hypertension and vitamin D deficiency. The results provide a strong case for food fortification with vitamin D in order to prevent some kinds of cardiovascular disease, they say.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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  1. John Adams, the second President of the United States, said, "Representative government and trial by jury are the heart and lungs of liberty. Without them we have no other fortification against being ridden like horses, fleeced like sheep, worked...
    on Nov 17, 2006 By: John Adams Source: National Ledger

  2. "The general policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran calls for the establishment and the fortification of sincere and the good relations with Persian Gulf states," Mottaki said.
    on Feb 27, 2009 By: Manouchehr Mottaki Source: Xinhua

  3. Chief Justice John Doyle said after rejecting the applicant's submissions "it follows that the attacks on the validity of the fortification removal order fail".
    on Nov 20, 2006 By: John Doyle Source: The Age

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