[ UK /fˈɔːtɪfˌa‍ɪd/ ]
[ US /ˈfɔɹtəˌfaɪd/ ]
  1. having something added to increase the strength
    fortified wine
  2. secured with bastions or fortifications
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How To Use fortified In A Sentence

  • A fortified city, Numantia had fought Rome for the better part of twenty years, between 154 and 133 B.C. The Numantines inflicted defeat and humiliation on a half-dozen Roman commanders. The Spartacus War
  • By then, the town had been well-fortified and withstood a siege of nine weeks before the Mexicans were forced to surrender from starvation. Cinco de Mayo: What is everybody celebrating?
  • Cornwall, the which abbeie Henrie de la Pomerey chasing out the moonks, had fortified against the king, and hearing newes of the kings returne home, died (as it was thought) for méere gréefe and feare. Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (6 of 12) Richard the First
  • In this high opinion of his own rank, he was greatly fortified by his ideas of the military profession, which, in his phrase, made a valiant cavalier a camarade to an emperor. A Legend of Montrose
  • Also be careful when buying fortified wines and ports as some can be unbearably sweet or acidic.
  • The young man — fortified as he was by a natural cynical pride and passionateness — winced at this unexpected reply, notwithstanding. A Changed Man
  • Juno Beach was six miles wide and the Germans had fortified the area immediately behind the beach.
  • He fortified himself with a good meal, filling up with bland foods that would energize his body without making his stomach rumble. WITHOUT REMORSE
  • During the boat ride, he pointed out the site of a former Maori pa, a fortified settlement hidden in the bush where warriors had hauled their canoes high up the cliffs to protect them from saboteurs.
  • In this new country, there are not the old, well-fortified lines of trenches with deep dug-outs. Times, Sunday Times
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