refortify

verb
re·​for·​ti·​fy | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈfȯr-tə-ˌfī How to pronounce refortify (audio) \
refortified; refortifying

Definition of refortify

transitive verb

: to fortify (something) again refortified the castle

Other Words from refortify

refortification \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌfȯr-​tə-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce refortify (audio) \ noun, plural refortifications
refortification of the northern border

First Known Use of refortify

1579, in the meaning defined above

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“Refortify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/refortify. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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