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for·tress / ˈfôrtrəs/ • n. a military stronghold, esp. a strongly fortified town fit for a large garrison. ∎  a heavily protected and impenetrable building. ∎ fig. a person or thing not susceptible to outside influence or disturbance: he had proved himself to be a fortress of moral rectitude.

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fortress.
1. Castle, or strong defensive military structure of bastions, earthworks, ramparts, walls, etc., far grander than a fort.

2. Town or city with a citadel and surrounded by fortifications.

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fortress XIII. — (O)F. forteresse strong place :- Rom. *fortaritia, f. L. fortis, strong.

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