ammunition /amjʊˈnɪʃ(ə)n/


I. noun [ mass noun]

1. a supply or quantity of bullets and shells.

guns, ammunition, and explosives.
[as modifier]
an ammunition dump.
2. considerations that can be used to support one’s case in debate

these figures provide ammunition to the argument for more resources.
– origin late 16th cent.: from obsolete French amunition, alteration (by wrong division) of la munition ‘the munition’ (see munition).

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