Weaponise


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to Weaponise: weaponize
Military To concentrate or alter a process, pathogen or chemical so that it can be used as a weapon

Terrorism To adapt a thing (a non-weapon) for use as a weapon—e.g., shoes, box cutters, shoelaces, chopsticks, coins
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
If the P-5 want to give weight to their call on India and Pakistan not to weaponise their capabilities, the most important step they could themselves take would be to de-weaponise, i.
Moreover, attempts have been made to weaponise anthrax which could lead to inhalation of the organism.
For obvious reasons we could not weaponise the flawed thermonuclear design, but we do have a reliable fission weapon which yielded 25kT in the May 1998 test.
North Korea responded to the latest UN sanctions for its nuclear test, by announcing it would start a uranium enrichment programme, which experts said could give it a second route to an atomic bomb, and that it would weaponise all its plutonium.
I heard somewhere that North Korea are attempting to weaponise the awesome power produced by any given One Direction fan on sight of Harry Styles and his chums in a genius plot to take over the world.
In Europe, a balance of nuclear power managed to preserve the peace between the Communists and Nato, but this model does not apply to the Middle East where Israel has had nuclear weapons for decades without any Arab rush to weaponise, despite numerous wars and long-term hostilities.
Officials said the regime had the ability to weaponise chemical agents and could have re-established a biological weapons programme within a few weeks or months.
Officials said the regime had the ability to weaponise chemical agents and could have reestablished a biological weapons programme within a few weeks or months.