weaponize

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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
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weaponize

(wĕ′pŏn-īz)
To convert a bacterial culture or some other substance into an agent that can be used to injure or kill.
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"Weaponising humanitarian and developmental aid as political blackmail does not work."
Speaking at an event in Nottingham, Mr Cameron said: "I heard that Ed Miliband had used this remark about weaponising the NHS and that is why I put that point to him in the House of Commons because, frankly, I think it is an appalling thing to say."
Britain has dismissed Argentinean claims that the UK is "weaponising" the Falkland Islands, as the country lodged a formal complaint to the UN.
The third and fourth charges relate to Basson's watching incapacitating substances being tested on police officers, and his involvement in making and weaponising the drugs Mandrax, Ecstasy and BZ, and weaponising thousands of 120 mm mortars with teargas.
A culture of weaponising symbols and emblems, cultures and traditions has no place today.
Probably the hacks are too busy making up fairy tales such as Putin "weaponising the refugee crisis"- a crisis created solely by the West's cruelly nonchalant bombing of the defenceless.
The revelation of the difficulty of weaponising Ebola will ease fears that al-Qaeda or Islamic State could use it.
Even if it is not weaponising its peaceful nuclear power programme, Arab states are concerned on whether it is being deliberately confrontational with the Americans over its refusal to prove that it is not weaponising.
Mr Robertson told Ministers yesterday there was evidence Saddam had been "weaponising" nerve agents - making them available for use in warheads.