verb (used with object), for·ti·fied, for·ti·fy·ing.
verb (used without object), for·ti·fied, for·ti·fy·ing.
Origin of fortify
Examples from the Web for unfortified
It isnt a fortified city, and by the rules of civilized warfare an unfortified town can not be bombarded.Two Boys of the Battleship|Frank V. Webster
Rouen is now unfortified; its walls, its castles, are level with the ground.Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. I. (of 2)|Dawson Turner
It has always been a principle of warfare that unfortified towns should not be bombarded.The German War|Arthur Conan Doyle
The many knights usually lived in unfortified houses with two rooms.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.|S. A. Reilly
It is so sadly easy to seduce, where the victim is prepared by need and unfortified by principle.Trevethlan: Volume 1|William Davy Watson
British Dictionary definitions for unfortified
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (mainly tr)
Word Origin for fortify
Word Origin and History for unfortified
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.