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fortify
used in The Magic Mountain

2 uses
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Definition
to make stronger
in various senses, including:
  • to add defensive fortifications to a site to withstand attack — as in "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"
  • That might have been malice or hot air; but nevertheless he did not feel particularly fortified by the thought of Director Behrens.
    4.9 - Growing Anxiety / Two Grandfathers and a Twilight Boat Ride (40% in)
  • I could drink a sip of port to that—just to fortify myself a little.
    6.7 - Snow (65% in)

There are no more uses of "fortify" in The Magic Mountain.

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