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munitions

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Weapons
munitionsmu‧ni‧tions /mjuːˈnɪʃənz $ mjʊ-/ noun [plural]  PMWmilitary supplies such as bombs and gunsammunition a munitions factorymunition adjective [only before noun]
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munitionsOne of the targets, a munitions depot, went up in a spectacular display of fireworks.There had been an enormous increase in the accuracy and destructiveness of all munitions, owing to the introduction of information technologies.Artillery munitions were an even larger problem.Of special importance, the Air Force also delivered more than nine out of ten of all the precision-guided munitions.the manufacture of munitionsAccording to Greenpeace, 1,100 tons of munitions were dumped at the site in 1991 and 8,400 tons thus far this year.In 1918-19 he was chairman of the inter-allied conference on standardization of aircraft components and deputy member of the munitions council.
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