Definition of 'fortify'
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A building isn’t as fortified as we think it is. Smithsonian Mag (2017)Another reason for declining sales, the industry claims, is the extra duty imposed on fortified wines. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Try upping their intake of fortified cereals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Port remains one of the most unfashionable fortified wines. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Old freight containers filled with rubble and placed all the way around the school fortified the building. Broken Lives (1993)This is the one nutrient that strict vegetarians who eschew all animal foods must get from either fortified foods or supplements. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The obvious festive choice is fortified wine, of which sherry and port are the most popular. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Many are also fortified with iron, a mineral which is vital for growth and energy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The vitamin is crucial for the absorption of calcium and is also found in liver, red meat and fortified cereals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A medium sweet fortified red wine rather like a tawny Port. Thorsons Organic Wine Guide (1991)A little of the fortified wine from Andalucia goes a long way. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Not, as you might think, a fortified wine. Thorsons Organic Wine Guide (1991)Back in the age of discovery, wine shipments often spoiled at sea and originally wines were fortified to stop them from going bad on voyage. The Sun (2012)When buying omega-3 fortified food, check the source. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Try oily fish twice a week, an omega-3 supplement or foods fortified with these essential fats. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The definition of a castle - originally a fortified building - seems to have stretched over the years. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Although it is fortified with iron, and low in salt, you can get your iron from healthier places. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'fortify'
British English: fortify VERB
To fortify a place means to make it stronger and more difficult to attack, often by building a wall or ditch round it.
...soldiers working to fortify an airbase.
Definition of fortify from the Collins English Dictionary
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