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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fortification \For`ti*fi*ca"tion\, n. [L. fortificatio : cf. F. fortification.] 1. The act of fortifying; the art or science of fortifying places in order to defend them against an enemy. [1913 Webster] 2. That which fortifies; especially, a work or works erected to defend a place against attack; a fortified place; a fortress; a fort; a castle. [1913 Webster] Fortification agate, Scotch pebble. Syn: Fortress; citadel; bulwark. See Fortress. [1913 Webster]