weaponize


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Related to weaponize: reassess, prioritise
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

(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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Let us weaponize the truth against those who arrogantly and deceptively assert their innocence from wrongdoings, including some senatorial candidates," she stressed.
At the time, limited experimental work on animals demonstrated that it was possible to weaponize ricin.
The author sounded the alarm bell because China is threatening to weaponize its dominance in mining rare earth minerals against the U.S., amid the ongoing trade war.
If Tehran hasn't yet decided to weaponize, as many intelligence experts presume, an attack could certainly make its leaders feel the need to speed up their efforts.
The Philippine government said that the decision to pull out from the international court was a "principled stand against those who politicize and weaponize human rights."
Junaid ur Rehman, a senior IS drone pilot trainer and engineer who was killed in the village of al-Ashara, Syria, was an experienced engineer who was working to increase IS's ability to weaponize drones and to conduct aerial surveillance on the battlefield and plot attacks throughout the world, the statement said.
President Barack Obama had only one demand of Tehran: "Iran would have to demonstrate its own seriousness by agreement not to weaponize nuclear power," he said Wednesday.
We are already working on a plan to de weaponize the city and have sought reports from the DIGs to identify the areas for launching surgical operation once and for all after imposing curfew in those areas.
On target now are 'weaponization' and 'woke.' To weaponize is 'to adapt for use as a weapon of war' something not meant to be warlike at all.
It would take funds from things like art, music, school libraries, physical education, STEM education, and school counseling to essentially weaponize classrooms.
In a one-page note verbale sent to UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres through his Chef de Cabinet Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, the Philippines said its withdrawal from the global treaty 'is a principled stand against those who politicize and weaponize human rights.'
Cayetano, who is in Australia to represent President Duterte at the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit, maintained the Duterte administration's decision to pull out the Philippines from the ICC 'is a principled stand against those who politicize and weaponize human rights.'