Munitions



[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.
/mjuːˈnɪʃənz/
plural noun
1.
(sometimes sing) military equipment and stores, esp ammunition
/mjuːˈnɪʃən/
verb
1.
(transitive) to supply with munitions
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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