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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

weaponize

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To convert a bacterial culture or some other substance into an agent that can be used to injure or kill.
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On the other hand, weaponization of outer space generally refers to the placement of destructive weapons in orbit of space.
Without such measures and in view of the very weak inspection regime, Tehran can secretly enrich uranium using more advanced centrifuges in small facilities, while perfecting its technology for weaponization of fissile material, as it continues to test missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons.
States should highlight the importance of preventing the weaponization of outer space to preserve international peace and security and benefit all humankind.
The book contains many gems of information including highlights of the work of Harvard professor Louis Fieser and his team in developing napalm, the metrics behind testing napalm in both optimizing its weaponization characteristics and its effectiveness in burning down various forms of structures, and discussions and analyses of its battlefield use from mid-World War II into the modern era.
This article discusses the international interest in controlling the weaponization of space and prior attempts to define and regulate it.
Writing several months before the recent agreement was reached, Pollack said that, given Iran's adamant refusal to give up all enrichment, it will retain at least a ''breakout capability'' -- the ability to dash to weaponization in a matter of months, even weeks.
In addition, the IAEA has conducted countless inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities but has never found any evidence of a diversion towards weaponization in its program.
Reports that Iran has cleansed its Parchin military complex to destroy evidence of nuclear weaponization, are "baseless noise based on lousy intelligence," Soltaniyeh said according to the report dated yesterday.
intelligence intercepted telephone and email communications in which Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a leading figure in Iran's nuclear program, and other scientists complained that the weaponization program had been stopped.
purposes, and opposes the weaponization of, or an arms race in, outer space.
Finally, Dolman's contribution, "Astropolitics and Astropolitik: Strategy and Space Deployment," though well presented, is a theoretical argument in favor of space weaponization and American leadership regarding future control of space.
The weaponization work, the report notes, began at a time when Iran was secretly constructing two uranium enrichment plants at Natanz.