mu·​ni·​tion myu̇-ˈni-shən How to pronounce munition (audio)
archaic : rampart, defense
munition transitive verb

Examples of munition in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Along the 900-mile-long front lines in eastern and northern Ukraine, military units that just weeks ago complained of a debilitating lack of artillery shells and other munitions are reporting an ability to once again match their Russian adversaries. Howard Lafranchi, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 May 2024 Countermeasures can include simple techniques, like changing the timing and the place from which the munitions are launched. Vladyslav Golovin, New York Times, 25 May 2024 The Department of Defense press release noted the package includes more munitions for Patriot air defense systems and NASAMS (National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems), as well as HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems). Peter Aitken, Fox News, 10 May 2024 And before that, President Joe Biden stepped up the administration's effort to coerce Israel into reconsidering its strategy in Rafah with both his words and actions -- pausing a shipment of munitions to Israel and threatening to cut off more. Shannon K. Crawford, ABC News, 14 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for munition 

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Word History


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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of munition was in 1508

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“Munition.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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