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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The deal is designed to curb Iran's capabilities to weaponize its nuclear program in return of easing of sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
At the time, limited experimental work on animals demonstrated that it was possible to weaponize ricin.
should therefore not be the first to weaponize space--either with defensive weapons or with offensive ASATs.
I think it's clear that a military attempt to derail Iran's nuclear program will push Tehran to weaponize, threaten the moderates emerging in the Middle East, and give Iran newfound legitimacy across the region as the country standing up to imperialist America.
Rather, the crucial turning point is when Iran masters all the capabilities to weaponize without further external possibility of stopping it.
They do have the knowledge and the capability to weaponize that material very quickly," he said.
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.
nuclear watchdog, which has been investigating suspicions of Iranian attempts to weaponize the uranium enrichment process for five years.
North Korea said at the weekend it would start a uranium enrichment program and weaponize all its uranium in response to new U.
Callisto is developing monoclonal antibodies designed to act as broad-spectrum antidotes against the superantigen biowarfare toxins derived from staphylococcus and streptococcus pathogens, highly dangerous potential biowarfare toxins that are considered relatively easy to weaponize.