Definition of ammunition in English:


Syllabification: am·mu·ni·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌamyəˈniSHən


  • 1A supply or quantity of bullets and shells.
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    • Large quantities of ammunition and supplies had been stockpiled there.
    • He is suspected of being a hired hitman able to supply guns and ammunition to contacts in the criminal underworld.
    • By the winter artillery ammunition had been rationed to one or two shells per gun per day.
  • 2Considerations that can be used to support one’s case in debate: these figures provide ammunition to the argument for more resources
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    • His 19 years in the Senate have provided plenty of ammunition for critics to portray him as inconsistent.
    • But it provides more ammunition to those opposed to American corporate globalisation.
    • First, never ask what they would like to wear - it'll only provide them with ammunition.


late 16th century: from obsolete French amunition, alteration (by wrong division) of la munition 'the munition' (see munition).

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