Definition Of fortify


strengthen (a place) with defensive works so as to protect it against attack.

the whole town was heavily fortified

Example Of fortify

  • A 50-member delegation comprised of officials, rail workers and journalists from each side attended the ceremonies held in the heavily fortified area.

  • Achieving both can fortify a region militarily and put its economy on par with the world's best.

  • After all, milk has been fortified with vitamins A and D for years.

  • Alcohol was sometimes added in order to fortify the wine and make it more tolerant of oxygen, but more sophisticated markets didn't want the overly alcoholic wines.

  • All table and fortified wines are live products and don't respond well to shock, so if your red wine and port is stored in a cellar or in the garage, bring it in at least 24 hours before Christmas.

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