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verb (used with object), weap·on·ized, weap·on·iz·ing.
  1. to supply or equip with a weapon or weapons: to weaponize trucks and helicopters.
  2. to develop (a chemical, microorganism, etc.) for use as a weapon, as in biological warfare: to weaponize uranium; weaponized anthrax.
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Related formsweap·on·i·za·tion, noun
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verb (tr)
  1. to adapt (a chemical, bacillus, etc) in such a way that it can be used as a weapon
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