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fortify
used in The Mill on the Floss

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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"
  • Uncle Pullet had seen the expected party approaching from the window, and made haste to unbar and unchain the front door, kept always in this fortified condition from fear of tramps, who might be supposed to know of the glass case of stuffed birds in the hall, and to contemplate rushing in and carrying it away on their heads.
    1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- To Garum Firs (22% in)

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