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fortify
used in Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix

2 uses
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Definition
to make stronger
in various senses, including:
  • to add defensive fortifications to a site to withstand attack — "fortify the camp"
  • to make a structure or organization stronger — as in "fortify the wall"
  • to inspire emotional and mental strength — as in "fortify her spirits"
  • to strengthen an argument — as in "fortify our argument"
  • to add nutrients to increase the healthfulness — as in "bread fortified with folic acid and iron"
  • to add alcohol to make a drink stronger and/or less prone to spoiling — as in "port, sherry, madeira, and other fortified wines"
  • A powerful emotion had risen in Harry's chest at the sight of Dumbledore, a fortified, hopeful feeling rather like that which phoenix song gave him.
    Chapter 8 -- The Hearing (16% in)
  • He took another fortifying gulp of tea, then said, 'Well, we set off righ' after term ended —'
    Chapter 20 -- Hagrid's Tale (21% in)

There are no more uses of "fortify" in Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix.

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