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munition Line breaks: mu|ni¦tion
Pronunciation: /mjʊˈnɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of munition in English:

plural noun

Military weapons, ammunition, equipment, and stores: reserves of nuclear, chemical, and conventional munitions (as modifier munition) 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.


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Supply with munitions: it never had the defence industry necessary to equip or munition its forces


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


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

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