[ fawr-tish-uhn ]

  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.

Origin of fortition

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

Words Nearby fortition Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024