It sent chunks of concrete and other debris flying into the street outside the well-fortified compound.
They were the first to throw Molotov coctails and stones at police and to mount real and well-fortified barricades.
Chapultepec was a strong, well-fortified and well-armed fort.
Wherefore keepest thou here thine army, whilst thine enemy doth hide himself in a well-fortified place?
French gold and cunning diplomacy, not French valor, opened the way into the well-fortified capital.
It is a well-fortified town, and is situated on the banks of a river of the same name, which are cultivated and fertile.
It is a strong, well-fortified city, part of it built on a rising ground.
Pattala was transformed into a well-fortified harbour; he ordered a citadel to be erected there, a harbour and docks.
Wherefore keepest thou here thine army whilst thine enemy doth hide himself in a well-fortified place?
Two days later the army appeared before Aardenburg, a well-fortified town four miles south of Sluys.
early 15c., "increase efficacy" (of medicine); mid-15c., "provide (a town) with walls and defenses," from Old French fortifiier (14c.) "to fortify, strengthen," from Late Latin fortificare "to strengthen, make strong," from Latin fortis "strong" (see fort) + facere "to make" (see factitious).
Sense of "to strengthen mentally or morally" is from late 15c. Meaning "add liquor or alcohol" is from 1880. Related: Fortified; fortifying.