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  Dictionary Definition of fortifies

fortify
verb ( fortified, fortifying )

-- verb (t)
1. to strengthen against attack; surround with defences; provide with defensive military works; protect with fortifications.
2. to furnish with a means of resisting force or standing strain, wear, etc.
3. to make strong; impart strength or vigour to, as the body.
4. to enrich and increase the effectiveness, as of food, by adding further ingredients.
5. to strengthen mentally or morally.
6. to confirm or corroborate.
7. to add alcohol to (wines, etc.) to stop fermentation or to increase the strength.
-- verb (i)
8. to set up defensive works; erect fortifications.
[ME fortifie ( n ), from F fortifier, from LL fortificare, from forti- strong + -ficare make]
-- fortifiable, adjective -- fortifier, noun