ammunition

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am·mu·ni·tion

noun \ˌam-yə-ˈni-shən\

: the objects (such as bullets and shells) that are shot from weapons

Full Definition of AMMUNITION

1
a :  the projectiles with their fuses, propelling charges, or primers fired from guns
b :  cartridges
c :  explosive military items (as grenades or bombs)
2
:  material for use in attacking or defending a position <ammunition for the defense lawyers>

Examples of AMMUNITION

  1. The troops were supplied with weapons and ammunition.
  2. <be certain that all of your accusations are true, lest you just give them ammunition to claim that all of them are false>

Origin of AMMUNITION

obsolete French amunition, from Middle French, alteration of munition
First Known Use: 1607

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