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 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 In the early morning hours of July 25, he was fired on with some sort of impact munition. oregonlive, "Burns, bloody wounds, broken bones: Injuries mount at Portland protests," 31 July 2020 With such a long gun tube, the Army ran tests loading and unloading the munition from a C-17 and rail cars at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Harford County, Maryland. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, "‘Not a moment to lose’: Army in chase for long-range precision fires," 24 Aug. 2020 Donavan La Bella, the man hit in the face with an impact munition while demonstrating outside the federal courthouse, recently underwent two surgeries to help address a cerebral fluid leak, his mother said Thursday. oregonlive, "Donavan La Bella undergoes additional surgeries but expected to be released from hospital soon," 6 Aug. 2020 The man, 26-year-old Donavan La Bella, suffered a fractured skull and required facial reconstruction surgery after he was apparently hit in the head by a less-than-lethal munition, his mother told the Oregonian. Tim Elfrink, Washington Post, "Federal officers severely wounded a Portland protester. Local leaders blame Trump.," 13 July 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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10 Oct 2020

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“Munition.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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

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: military equipment and supplies for fighting : ammunition

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