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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bastioned, fortifiedadjective

    secured with bastions or fortifications

  2. fortifiedadjective

    having something added to increase the strength

    "fortified wine"

Wikipedia

  1. fortified

    A fortification is a military construction or building designed for the defense of territories in warfare, and is also used to establish rule in a region during peacetime. The term is derived from Latin fortis ("strong") and facere ("to make").From very early history to modern times, defensive walls have often been necessary for cities to survive in an ever-changing world of invasion and conquest. Some settlements in the Indus Valley civilization were the first small cities to be fortified. In ancient Greece, large stone walls had been built in Mycenaean Greece, such as the ancient site of Mycenae (famous for the huge stone blocks of its 'cyclopean' walls). A Greek phrourion was a fortified collection of buildings used as a military garrison, and is the equivalent of the Roman castellum or English fortress. These constructions mainly served the purpose of a watch tower, to guard certain roads, passes, and borders. Though smaller than a real fortress, they acted as a border guard rather than a real strongpoint to watch and maintain the border. The art of setting out a military camp or constructing a fortification traditionally has been called "castrametation" since the time of the Roman legions. Fortification is usually divided into two branches: permanent fortification and field fortification. There is also an intermediate branch known as semi-permanent fortification. Castles are fortifications which are regarded as being distinct from the generic fort or fortress in that they are a residence of a monarch or noble and command a specific defensive territory. Roman forts and hill forts were the main antecedents of castles in Europe, which emerged in the 9th century in the Carolingian Empire. The Early Middle Ages saw the creation of some towns built around castles. Medieval-style fortifications were largely made obsolete by the arrival of cannons in the 14th century. Fortifications in the age of black powder evolved into much lower structures with greater use of ditches and earth ramparts that would absorb and disperse the energy of cannon fire. Walls exposed to direct cannon fire were very vulnerable, so the walls were sunk into ditches fronted by earth slopes to improve protection. The arrival of explosive shells in the 19th century led to yet another stage in the evolution of fortification. Star forts did not fare well against the effects of high explosives, and the intricate arrangements of bastions, flanking batteries and the carefully constructed lines of fire for the defending cannon could be rapidly disrupted by explosive shells. Steel-and-concrete fortifications were common during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The advances in modern warfare since World War I have made large-scale fortifications obsolete in most situations.

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  1. fortified

    Fortified refers to something that is strengthened or enhanced, typically in order to protect, secure, or improve it. This could be done either physically or metaphorically. For instance, fortified walls are built stronger for protection, while fortified food is enhanced with additional nutrients for health benefits.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fortified

    of Fortify

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. fortified

    Strengthened and secured by forts.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fortified in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fortified in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of fortified in a Sentence

  1. Markian Dobczansky:

    It's more comfortable, militarily, for New Russia to fight a war in The Donbas than it was in Kyiv, Sumy, or Kharkiv, but it's also the place where the Ukrainian army's most experienced and fortified units are located... so they'll face the most severe resistance.

  2. Georgie Fear:

    A fortified wine with higher alcohol content and infused spices and herbs, vermouth is a calorie saver if you have it by itself—as it's commonly served in Europe.

  3. Hussein Allawi:

    We need to develop the intelligence effort of the Iraqi armed forces through technical and sensing equipment, thermal cameras, and modern fortified towers.

  4. Julie Stefanski:

    Gluten-free substitutes, if based on rice or tapioca, can be lower in fiber than their traditional counterparts and may not be fortified with B vitamins or iron, a mandatory addition to any processed wheat product in the Julie Stefanski.

  5. Marcus Aelius Aurelius:

    Let thy chief fort and place of defense be a mind free from passions. A stronger place and better fortified than this, hath no man.

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