mu·​ni·​tion | \ myu̇-ˈni-shən How to pronounce munition (audio) \

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munition transitive verb

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Recent Examples on the Web The council wants to know the quantity of each type of munition the bureau has, its purpose, its ingredient list, manufacturer and expiration date for chemical munitions. oregonlive, "Judge seeks ‘practical’ not punitive remedies after finding Portland in contempt of restrictions on less-lethal weapons," 7 Dec. 2020 Protesters threw rocks at officers, and one sprayed a fire extinguisher at them, prompting an officer to deploy an impact munition. oregonlive, "Occupation outside North Portland home continues, despite mayor’s condemnation, warning," 9 Dec. 2020 From 2010 to 2019, the group said, at least 4,315 cluster munition casualties were reported in 20 countries and other areas, but that more than 80% were in Syria. Rick Gladstone New York Times, Star Tribune, "Casualties in Syria from banned cluster bombs soar," 25 Nov. 2020 The care marks La Bella’s fourth hospitalization since he was hit in the face with an impact munition while demonstrating outside the federal courthouse in downtown Portland. oregonlive, "Demonstrator wounded by police munition back in hospital with new infection, mother says," 19 Nov. 2020 La Bella, 26, who was hit in the face with an impact munition while demonstrating outside the federal courthouse in downtown Portland in July, has had multiple setbacks in his recovery. oregonlive, "Portland protester Donavan La Bella returns to hospital to deal with latest setback from head injury," 17 Sep. 2020 Many people believe a federal officer shot Donavan La Bella with the same type of munition in the face July 11. oregonlive, "Portland police bought thousands of impact munitions in response to protests: What the invoices show," 6 Sep. 2020 On July 11, protester Donavan La Bella was shot in the forehead with an impact munition, leaving him with a fractured skull. Sarah Jeong, The New Republic, "The Battle of Portland," 3 Sep. 2020 Urbani Gass, a 51-year-old mother from West Linn, Oregon, alleged that a federal agent shot a nonlethal munition at her and broke a bone in her foot. Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner, "Portland protesters sue federal agents for injuries," 25 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of munition

1508, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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8 Jan 2021

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“Munition.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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mu·​ni·​tion | \ myu̇-ˈni-shən How to pronounce munition (audio) \

Kids Definition of munition

: military equipment and supplies for fighting : ammunition

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