weaponize

[wep-uh-nahyz]
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.
Related formsweap·on·i·za·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for weaponize

Contemporary Examples of weaponize

  • The message will be clear: Tehran will not be allowed to weaponize its nuclear operations.

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    Your Move, Mr. Ahmadinejad

    James Carroll

    September 29, 2009


British Dictionary definitions for weaponize

weaponize

weaponise

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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