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weaponize Line breaks: weapon|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈwɛpənʌɪz/
(also weaponise)

Definition of weaponize in English:


[with object]
Adapt for use as a weapon: they had produced and weaponized many deadly biological agents, including anthrax (as adjective weaponized) weaponized versions of smallpox
More example sentences
  • And why is the government spending money weaponizing biological agents that are a danger to the public and are banned under the 1972 Biological Warfare Convention?
  • Worse, there's no reason to think that he's the only person in the world who has ‘no moral qualms about developing weaponized anthrax and smallpox.’
  • Among the most startling admissions made by scientists there was that they had weaponized the biological agent aflatoxin.


Example sentences
  • Surprisingly, in the past few years they appear to have cleaned up their language a bit, recognizing the difference between space militarization, and space weaponization (although they are opposed to both).
  • In June and July we gave more details about weaponization of those materials and their major production facilities.
  • We want to make sure that there is no weaponization of space.
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