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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfortificationfor‧ti‧fi‧ca‧tion /ˌfɔːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən $ ˌfɔːr-/ noun  1 STRONG OBJECT[uncountable] the process of making something stronger or more effective2 fortifications
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fortificationAny delay, they believed, allowed the enemy to withdraw or wait out the storm in his field fortifications.Large sums might also be required for fortifications, especially from 1588 onwards.Glastonbury Tor and Avebury Where later societies put great resources into fortification the Neolithic people built monuments.They are my defense, my fortification.If there are no serious problems, the level of fortification would automatically increase.The sides of the arch were destroyed in the Middle Ages when it was incorporated in the fortifications.At this time fortifications consisted mainly of earth banks and wooden palisades.Many of the small towns were supplied with fortifications during their lifetime.
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