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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Early French amunition, from munition; MUNITIONS

ammunition

noun
     
Related topics: Weapons
am‧mu‧ni‧tion [uncountable]
1PMW bullets, shells shell1 (2) etc that are fired from guns
2 information that you can use to criticize someone or win an argument against them
give somebody ammunition/provide somebody with ammunition
His mistakes provided political opponents with even more ammunition.

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