Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To supply with weapons or deploy weapons in: weaponize outer space with lasers.
  • transitive v. To place or mount (an explosive or nuclear device, for example) on a missile or other delivery system.
  • transitive v. To equip (a missile or other delivery system) with an explosive or other weapon.
  • transitive v. To produce or refine (a substance or biological agent, for example) for use as a weapon.
  • intransitive v. To deploy missiles or other delivery systems equipped with weapons.

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  • v. To make into a weapon.
  • v. To make more effective as a weapon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make into or use as a weapon or a potential weapon

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Examples

  • And then you have to what we call weaponize it: get it down to the right particle size.

    CNN Transcript Oct 10, 2001

  • And then you have to what we call weaponize it, get it down to the right particle size.

    CNN Transcript Oct 10, 2001

  • ZAHN: Let's talk about what else they'd have to be capable of doing to so-called weaponize these agents.

    CNN Transcript Aug 19, 2002

  • N.rth Korea says it will 'weaponize' its plutonium photo to enlargeVisitors walk next to a sign of N.rth Korea's missiles at a unification observation post near the border village of the Panmunjom (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas since the Korea -- N.rth Korea vowed Saturday to "weaponize" all its plutonium and threatened United States and its allies after the U.N. Security Council approved new sanctions

    WN.com - Articles related to Give and take on North Korea

  • Officially, White House officials said, Washington is standing by the 2007 conclusions of its intelligence community that Iran has shelved efforts to "weaponize" — or turn its enriched nuclear materials into a nuclear weapon.

    Iran Enriches Nuclear Fuel, Says IAEA

  • Weaponry experts have said that the increased capacity would allow Iran -- should it decide to "weaponize" its program -- to make two atomic bombs a year.

    Bradley Burston: In Iran, Upheaval in the Streets, But Nuclear Business as Usual

  • Weaponry experts have said that the increased capacity would allow Iran - should it decide to "weaponize" its program - to make two atomic bombs a year.

    Bradley Burston: In Iran, Upheaval in the Streets, But Nuclear Business as Usual

  • Pyongyang also said it would "weaponize" its existing plutonium, which outside experts believe is enough to build about six or seven bombs, and said there was "no reason" for it to give up its pursuit of weapons of mass destruction.

    Pyongyang Will Build Weapons, Defy U.N.

  • Reuters implied that the documentation obtained by the US pointed "to undeclared efforts to" weaponize "nuclear materials linking uranium processing with exposives."

    Editorial License or Blatant Propaganda? You Decide.

  • Going beyond the abstractions of human knowledge and what is known, he also argues that the NIE report itself as it stands is a good reason to get tougher with Iran because it suggests that Tehran can begin to "weaponize" its nuclear fuel at any time.

    Philip Giraldi: Neocons Strike Back on Iran

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