weaponize - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participleweaponizing
past tenseweaponized
past participleweaponized
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    used figuratively to mean 'use as a political weapon'

    Miliband has repeatedly refused to confirm or deny whether he has said that he wants to "weaponise" the NHS during the election.

    There is not a single word of care for victims against whom Wikipedia has been and is being weaponized.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 29/01/2015

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noun [uncountable]