Weaponized means that something has been turned into a weapon. When a country starts to weaponize its nuclear capabilities, it means that it is planning to use its nuclear weapons.

  • The president has weaponized the country's nuclear capabilities.

  • The press has weaponized the scandal, which is why it's getting so much attention.

Definition of weaponized


To make into a weapon.


To make more effective as a weapon.


Made into, or to serve as, a weapon.

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