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for·ti·fi·ca·tion

fortification

 
pronunciation:
for t fih keI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of adding strength or fortifying.
Steel beams were used in the fortification of the concrete wall.
definition 2: something that adds strength or fortifies.
The castle's fortifications included thick stone walls.
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The word fortification contains the following parts:
fort2 Latin root that means strong
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-faction, -ification, -efaction Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or process of making or becoming
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The suffix -ification , -efaction forms nouns from verbs ending in -ify, -efy, -fy. It is a compound of fac, fic, fec, fact, fect + -ion. The -fy and -efy forms become -efaction (stupefy, stupefaction); -ify becomes -ification (magnify, magnification).