verb (used with object), for·ti·fied, for·ti·fy·ing.
verb (used without object), for·ti·fied, for·ti·fy·ing.
- fortification agate,
- fortified pa,
- fortified wine,
- fortin barometer,
Origin of fortify
Examples from the Web for well-fortified
They were the first to throw Molotov coctails and stones at police and to mount real and well-fortified barricades.Can Ukraine Control Its Far Right Ultranationalists?|Oleg Shynkarenko|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It sent chunks of concrete and other debris flying into the street outside the well-fortified compound.U.S. Embassy Blast in Turkey ‘Act of Terror,’ Possibly Linked to Syria|Mike Giglio, Dan Ephron|February 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Wherefore keepest thou here thine army whilst thine enemy doth hide himself in a well-fortified place?
We know nothing of his rocky, well-fortified country, which lies behind that which we have already attacked.
Chapultepec was a strong, well-fortified and well-armed fort.General Scott|General Marcus J. Wright
It is a well-fortified city, built on the water's edge, but surrounding it is high land commanding the surrounding country.
It is a strong, well-fortified city, part of it built on a rising ground.The Diary of John Evelyn (Vol 1 of 2)|John Evelyn
adjective (well fortified when postpositive)
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (mainly tr)
Word Origin for fortify
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.