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the material fired, scattered, dropped, or detonated from any weapon, as bombs or rockets, and especially shot, shrapnel, bullets, or shells fired by guns.
the means of igniting or exploding such material, as primers, fuzes, and gunpowder.
any material, means, weapons, etc., used in any conflict:
a crude ammunition of stones.
information, advice, or supplies to help defend or attack a viewpoint, argument, or claim:
Give me some ammunition for the debate.
Obsolete. any military supplies.
Historical Examples

He is to go for wheat to the coast of Brittany, and for ammunitions to England.
The Pocket Bible or Christian the Printer Eugne Sue

Arms and ammunitions were also procured, but these were, as was usual, to be delivered to the steamer on the high seas.
The History of Cuba, vol. 3 Willis Fletcher Johnson

They had taken arms and ammunitions where such things were to be found.
Lady Bountiful George A. Birmingham

Not only were monetary transactions to a vast amount carried on, but large purchases were made of arms and ammunitions of war.
The Golden Grasshopper W.H.G. Kingston

During their plunder they found a great quantity of provisions and ammunitions stored126 up for the use of the fleet.
The Monarchs of the Main, Volume II (of 3) Walter Thornbury

Even the sending of such servants provided with arms, ammunitions and food was likewise rewarded.
The Real America in Romance, Volume 6; John R. Musick

any projectiles, such as bullets, rockets, etc, that can be discharged from a weapon
bombs, missiles, chemicals, biological agents, nuclear materials, etc, capable of use as weapons
any means of defence or attack, as in an argument

1620s, from French soldiers’ faulty separation of Middle French la munition into l’ammunition; from Latin munitionem (nominative munitio) “a fortifying” (see munition), and at first meaning all military supplies in general. The mistake in the word perhaps was by influence of French a(d)monition “warning.” The error was corrected in French (Modern French munition), but retained in English.


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