fortified, past participle; fortifies, 3rd person singular present; fortifying, present participle; fortified, past tense;
Strengthen (a place) with defensive works so as to protect it against attack
the whole town was heavily fortified
a fortified manor house
Strengthen or invigorate (someone) mentally or physically
I was fortified by the knowledge that I was in a sympathetic house
Strengthen (a drink) with alcohol
Increase the nutritive value of (food), esp. with vitamins
bastioned: secured with bastions or fortifications
having something added to increase the strength; "fortified wine"
(fortification) defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
(fortification) the art or science of strengthening defenses
(fortification) the addition of an ingredient for the purpose of enrichment (as the addition of alcohol to wine or the addition of vitamins to food)
(fortify) strengthen: make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries"
Fortified wine is wine to which a distilled beverage (usually brandy) has been added.Lichine, Alexis. Alexis Lichine’s New Encyclopedia of Wines & Spirits, 5th edition (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987), 236. ...
Fortifications are military constructions and buildings designed for defence in warfare and military bases. Humans have constructed defensive works for many thousands of years, in a variety of increasingly complex designs. The term is derived from the Latin fortis ("strong") and facere ("to make").
(Fortify (software)) Fortify Software is a San Mateo, California-based software vendor. The company was founded in 2003 and provides products that identify and remove security vulnerabilities from software applications. , PCWorld.com, April 5, 2004 , Internetnews. ...
(fortify) To increase the defenses of; To impart strength or vigor to; To increase the effectiveness of, as by additional ingredients; To strengthen mentally or morally
(Fortification) The addition of alcohol (usually grape spirit) to a fermenting wine (or after fermentation in the case of sherry) to arrest further fermentation, by inhibiting the yeast's ability to convert sugar to alcohol. ...
(Fortification) This is the process of adding spirit to a wine before the completion of fermentation
(Fortification) Something that makes a defensive position stronger, like high mounds of earth to protect cannon or spiky breastworks to slow an enemy charge. Fortifications may be man-made structures or a part of the natural terrain. ...
(Fortification) The act of chucking in things like brandy and vodka. Motives for doing this are generally questionable, but can be justified with experienced bluffing, e.g by calling it blending.
(Fortification) The adding of alcohol to a wine so as to increase its strength. Usually only vodka or Polish spirit are used since they do not affect the flavour of the wine.
(Fortification) The mixing of wine or made-wine with spirits in accordance with sections 57 or 58 of the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979.
(Fortification) The process whereby alcohol is added to natural wine to raise its alcohol content, resulting in fortified wines. Port, Sherry and Muscadels are examples of fortified wines.
(Fortification) earthen works or other structures erected to defend a place or position.
(Fortification) is a process by which nutrients are added to foods in order to deliver higher nutritional value than the food has in its natural state.
(Fortification) the art of building works for defense or attack which, through their form and construction, enabled their occupants to resist for a considerable length of time assaults by superior forces.
(fortification) Adding extra nutrients to food or drink during the manufacturing process.
(fortification) The technical term for stripes of color in chalcedony.
(fortification) buildings designed to keep enemies away, such as a castle
(Fortifications) Avignon is still encircled by the ramparts built by its popes in the fourteenth century, one of the finest examples of medieval fortification in existence. ...
(FORTIFY) To strengthen one’s position by building barricades with wood, stone, or dirt