fortified

adjective
for·​ti·​fied | \ ˈfȯr-tə-ˌfīd How to pronounce fortified (audio) \

Definition of fortified

1 : made stronger or more secure a fortified city fortified bridges
2 : improved or enhanced through the addition of one or more ingredients: such as
a : having the alcohol content increased by the addition of distilled grape spirits during fermentation Since Port is a fortified wine, it is fermented to about 5 percent alcohol, then brandy is added to arrive at a level of 20 percent alcohol.— James Suckling
b : enriched (as with vitamins or minerals) so that nutritional value is improved fortified milk

First Known Use of fortified

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fortified.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fortified. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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