Definition of ammunition in English:


Pronunciation /ˌamyəˈniSH(ə)n/ /ˌæmjəˈnɪʃ(ə)n/

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  • 1A supply or quantity of bullets and shells.

    ‘guns, ammunition, and explosives’
    • ‘an ammunition dump’
    bullets, shells, projectiles, missiles, rounds, shot, slugs, cartridges, rockets, bombs, stores
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    1. 1.1Considerations that can be used to support one's case in debate.
      • ‘these figures provide ammunition to the argument for more resources’
      arguments, considerations, points, pointers, material, information, evidence, testimony, facts, data, input
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Late 16th century from obsolete French amunition, alteration (by wrong division) of la munition ‘the munition’ (see munition).