entrenchment

[en-trench-muhnt]
noun
1.
the act of entrenching.
2.
an entrenched position.
3.
Usually, entrenchments. an earth breastwork or ditch for protection against enemy fire.

Origin:
1580–90; entrench + -ment

reentrenchment, noun
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entrenchment or intrenchment (ɪnˈtrɛntʃmənt)
 
n
1.  the act of entrenching or state of being entrenched
2.  a position protected by trenches
3.  one of a series of deep trenches constructed as a shelter from gunfire
 
intrenchment or intrenchment
 
n

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entrenchment
1580s, from entrench + -ment.
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Example sentences
The lower the entrenchment ratio, the more vertical containment of flood flows exists.
Natural factors may have also contributed to entrenchment.
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