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Definition 1: the addition of an ingredient for the purpose of enrichment (as the addition of alcohol to wine or the addition of vitamins to food) - [noun denoting act]

(fortification is a kind of ...) act of making fuller or more meaningful or rewarding

Definition 2: defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for fortification in the sense of this definition

(fortification is a kind of ...) a structure used to defend against attack

"the artillery battered down the defenses"

(... is a kind of fortification ) projecting part of a rampart or other fortification

(... is a kind of fortification ) (military) a temporary or supplementary fortification; typically square or polygonal without flanking defenses

(... is a kind of fortification ) fortification consisting of a low wall

(... is a kind of fortification ) fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground

(... is a kind of fortification ) temporary fortification like a detached bastion

(... is a kind of fortification ) a temporary fortification built by troops in the field

(... is a kind of fortification ) a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification

(... is a kind of fortification ) an entrenched fortification; a position protected by trenches

(... is a kind of fortification ) the arrangement of defensive fortifications to protect against enemy fire

(... is a kind of fortification ) a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack

(... is a kind of fortification ) a fortification of earth; mostly or entirely below ground

(... is a kind of fortification ) fortification consisting of a fence made of a line of stout posts set firmly for defense

(... is an instance of fortification) a fortification built before World War II to protect France's eastern border; initially considered to be impregnable, it was easily overrun by the German army in 1940

(... is an instance of fortification) German fortifications facing the Maginot Line

(fortification is a part of ...) an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes

"they stormed the ramparts of the city" "they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down"

Definition 3: the art or science of strengthening defenses - [noun denoting cognition]

(fortification is a kind of ...) a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation

"the art of conversation" "it's quite an art"

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