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noun am·mu·ni·tion \ˌam-yə-ˈni-shən\

Definition of ammunition

  1. 1a :  the projectiles with their fuses, propelling charges, or primers fired from gunsb :  cartridgesc :  explosive military items (such as grenades or bombs)

  2. 2 :  material for use in attacking or defending a position ammunition for the defense lawyers

Examples of ammunition in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of ammunition

obsolete French amunition, from Middle French, alteration of munition


AMMUNITION Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of ammunition for English Language Learners

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


AMMUNITION Defined for Kids

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noun am·mu·ni·tion \ˌam-yə-ˈni-shən\

Definition of ammunition for Students

  1. :  objects fired from weapons



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