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Noun: arming  aa(r)-ming
  1. The act of equipping with weapons in preparation for war
    - armament
Verb: arm  aa(r)m
  1. Prepare oneself for a military confrontation
    "troops are arming on the Iraqi border";
    - build up, fortify, gird
  2. Supply with arms
    "The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan"

Derived forms: armings

Type of: furnish, militarisation [Brit], militarization, mobilisation [Brit], mobilization, offer, provide, render, supply

Antonym: disarming

Encyclopedia: Arm, Alice