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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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.
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.
In the last message, carried to Tehran by Oman's Defense Minister Sayyid Badr bin Saud Al Busaidiat, the US president said that Rouhani's conciliatory gestures towards Washington needed to be backed up by an explicit pledge not to weaponize Iran's nuclear program.
But it takes much more than that to weaponize hydrogen bombs.
Asked about Iran, Yang said China believed that although the Islamic Republic has the right as a sovereign country to develop nuclear power for peaceful use, Tehran must not weaponize its nuclear program.
Gold said the information revealed by El-Baradei undercut previous estimates of when Iran could weaponize its nuclear process.
They do have the knowledge and the capability to weaponize that material very quickly," he said.
The OPCW confirmed the functional disablement of all Syria's declared production, mixing and filling equipment, which basically means the regime cannot take the chemicals it has and weaponize them, Harf 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.
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.
nuclear watchdog, which has been investigating suspicions of Iranian attempts to weaponize the uranium enrichment process for five years.