un·​for·​ti·​fied | \ ˌən-ˈfȯr-tə-ˌfīd How to pronounce unfortified (audio) \

Definition of unfortified

: not strengthened or enriched : not fortified … a heart unfortified, a mind impatient …— William Shakespeare an unfortified boundary unfortified wine

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Recent Examples on the Web But the villages that sprang up along the rivers were makeshift affairs of brick and mud, sprawling and unfortified. Colin Thubron, The New York Review of Books, 6 July 2021 As the demand for port wines has decreased, the interest among the growers to make dry unfortified wines have increased. Per And Britt Karlsson, Forbes, 24 Feb. 2021 Sancerre is another Loire Valley sauvignon blanc style, but that word is sneakily similar to Sauternes (the sublime, unfortified sweet wine from Bordeaux) and Savennieres (nested in Vouvray and made with chenin blanc). Michael Austin, chicagotribune.com, 13 June 2018

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1525, in the meaning defined above

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“Unfortified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfortified. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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