Word forms: 3rd person singular present
, present participle weaponizing
, past tense , past participle weaponized
regional note: in BRIT, also use weaponise
If a substance
or material is weaponized
, it is used as a weapon or made into a weapon. If an area is weaponized
, it is used as a location
They were close to weaponizing ricin - a lethal plant toxin.
...the plan to weaponize outer space.
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