Definition of munition in English:

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munition

Pronunciation: /myo͞oˈniSHən/
Pronunciation: /myəˈniSHən/

plural noun

(munitions)
Military weapons, ammunition, equipment, and stores: reserves of nuclear, chemical, and conventional munitions [as modifier]: a munitions expert munition factories
More example sentences
  • Weapons, munitions and other equipment were all produced to support naval operations.
  • About 28 percent of the United States Air Forces in Europe's munitions are stored at the site.
  • In their civilian jobs, they work for a contractor clearing weapons ranges of unexploded munitions.

verb

[with object]
Supply with munitions.

Derivatives

munitioner

noun
( rare)
Example sentences
  • Mrs. Pankhurst said that the women munitioners should have equal pay with men.

Origin

Late Middle English (denoting a granted right or privilege): from French, from Latin munitio(n-) 'fortification', from munire 'fortify or secure'.

Words that rhyme with munition

academician, addition, aesthetician (US esthetician), ambition, audition, beautician, clinician, coition, cosmetician, diagnostician, dialectician, dietitian, Domitian, edition, electrician, emission, fission, fruition, Hermitian, ignition, linguistician, logician, magician, mathematician, Mauritian, mechanician, metaphysician, mission, monition, mortician, musician, obstetrician, omission, optician, paediatrician (US pediatrician), patrician, petition, Phoenician, physician, politician, position, rhetorician, sedition, statistician, suspicion, tactician, technician, theoretician, Titian, tuition, volition

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Syllabification: mu·ni·tion

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