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Verb: fortify  'for-tu,fI
  1. Make strong or stronger
    "This exercise will fortify your upper body";
    - strengthen, beef up
  2. Enclose by or as if by a fortification
    - fort
  3. Prepare oneself for a military confrontation
    "troops are fortifying on the Iraqi border";
    - arm, build up, gird
  4. (cooking) add nutrients to
    "fortified milk"
  5. (cooking) add alcohol to (beverages)
    "the punch is fortified!";
    - spike, lace

Derived forms: fortified, fortifies, fortifying

Type of: add, alter, change, close in, enclose, inclose, modify, shut in

Antonym: demilitarise [Brit], weaken

Encyclopedia: Fortify