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

transitive verb

: to fortify (something) again
refortified the castle
refortification noun
plural refortifications
refortification of the northern border

Examples of refortify in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ramifications, observers said, could refortify slipping commitments to NATO, spark ramped up defense spending, and prompt a rethink of the post-Cold War security balance in Europe, in a way that recognizes the Putin’s Russia as a more dangerous peril. Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2022 After holding off on plans to refortify the existing dam in recent years, Roger Heller asked what led to the decision to do away with the dam and lake entirely. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 17 May 2022 Now all who live in Alexandria struggle to refortify it and feed its increasing number of residents, which include the survivors from the fall of the Kingdom and the burning of Hilltop; along with Maggie and her new group, the Wardens. Erik Kain, Forbes, 20 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1579, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of refortify was in 1579

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“Refortify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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