munitions

[ myoo-nish-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF munitions
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MUNITIONS

There was a shortage in every kind of munitions, stores, and equipment.

There was a rush to the higher paid positions in the munitions plants.

The munitions problem in France is not so acute as in England.

This vessel was also laden with munitions, supplies, and goods for traffic with the Indians.

They had troops enough, they said, and all necessary provisions and munitions of war.

The Carlist factories were turning out their own guns and munitions.

A Ministry of Munitions controls all that poisonous activity.

Munitions Resources Commission of Canada, final report, 1920.

Colbert had promised the king vessels, munitions, victories.

They were lamentably destitute of arms and munitions of war.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle French municion "fortification, defense, defensive wall" (14c.), from Latin munitionem (nominative munitio) "a defending, fortification, protecting," noun of action from past participle stem of munire "to fortify," from moenia "defensive walls," related to murus "wall" (see mural). By 1530s the sense had passed through "military stores" to become "ammunition."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MUNITIONS

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