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fortify
used in Oryx and Crake

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"
  • He watched the news some more, drinking Scotch to fortify himself, but spacing his intake.
    p. 327.7
  • Some vicious Ebola or Marburg splice, one of the fortified hemorrhagics.
    p. 53.7

There are no more uses of "fortify" in Oryx and Crake.

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