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noun mu·ni·tion \myu̇-ˈni-shən\

Definition of munition

  1. 1 archaic :  rampart, defense

  2. 2 :  armament, ammunition

munition transitive verb


Origin of munition

Middle French, from Latin munition-, munitio, from munire to fortify, from moenia walls; akin to Latin murus wall and perhaps to Sanskrit minoti he builds, fastens


First Known Use: 1508


MUNITION Defined for Kids

munition

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noun mu·ni·tion \myu̇-ˈni-shən\

Definition of munition

  1. :  military equipment and supplies for fighting :  ammunition




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