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fortition

[fawr-tish-uh n]
noun
  1. Phonetics. a phonological process that strengthens consonant articulation at the beginnings of syllables, causing devoicing or the formation of stops.
  2. Linguistics. a type of Celtic mutation that derives historically from phonological fortition.
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Origin of fortition

fort(is) + -ition, on the model of lenition
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