1. The act of fortifying; the art or science of fortifying places in order to defend them against an enemy.
2. That which fortifies; especially, a work or works erected to defend a place against attack; a fortified place; a fortress; a fort; a castle.
Fortification agate, Scotch pebble.
Syn: -- Fortress; citadel; bulwark. See Fortress.
n 1: defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built
around a stronghold to strengthen it [syn: munition]
2: the art or science of strengthening defenses
3: the addition of an ingredient for the purpose of enrichment
(as the addition of alcohol to wine or the addition of
vitamins to food)