Definition of munitions noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//mjuːˈnɪʃnz//
; NAmE NAmE//mjuːˈnɪʃnz//
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military weapons, ammunition and equipment a shortage of munitions a munitions factory Word Originlate Middle English (denoting a granted right or privilege): from French, from Latin munitio(n-) ‘fortification’, from munire ‘fortify or secure’.Extra examples Many women worked in munitions during the war. The attack failed because of a shortage of munitions. The bombing raid destroyed an enemy munitions factory.
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