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munition

[myoo-nish-uh n] /myuˈnɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
Usually, munitions. materials used in war, especially weapons and ammunition.
2.
material or equipment for carrying on any undertaking.
verb (used with object)
3.
to provide with munitions.
Origin of munition
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin mūnītiōn- (stem of mūnītiō) a fortifying, equivalent to mūnīt(us) fortified (see munite) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
unmunitioned, adjective
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munitions

/mjuːˈnɪʃənz/
plural noun
1.
(sometimes sing) military equipment and stores, esp ammunition

munition

/mjuːˈnɪʃən/
verb
1.
(transitive) to supply with munitions
Derived Forms
munitioner, noun
Word Origin
C16: via French from Latin mūnītiō fortification, from mūnīre to fortify. See ammunition
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Word Origin and History for munitions

munition

n.

mid-15c., from Middle French municion "fortification, defense, defensive wall" (14c.), from Latin munitionem (nominative munitio) "a defending, fortification, protecting," noun of action from past participle stem of munire "to fortify," from moenia "defensive walls," related to murus "wall" (see mural). By 1530s the sense had passed through "military stores" to become "ammunition."

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