Fortification is the process of building or reinforcing defenses. When there is a threat of war, the government may build walls and other defenses to protect the people.

  • The fortification is designed to protect the town from attack.

  • The fortification is designed to protect the soldiers from the enemy.

Definition of fortification


defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it




the addition of an ingredient for the purpose of enrichment (as the addition of alcohol to wine or the addition of vitamins to food)


the art or science of strengthening defenses

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Example Sentences for fortification

  • 1

    The layout of the fortification wall was revised.

  • 2

    The outer wall of the mosque is the fortification wall itself.

  • 3

    It was the apex of the fortifications surrounding the Genoese citadel of Galata.

  • 4

    The fortification was located in the center.

  • 5

    It is large and spacious, but the fortifications are inconsiderable.

  • 6

    It was the westernmost of the fortifications and covered in total.

  • 7

    The fortification are on the far side of the paintings.

  • 8

    The tower is the third fortification on the site.

  • 9

    He substantially refurbished the fortifications of the fort.

  • 10

    The additional fortification helped popularize the drink.