"arming" in the noun sense
1. arming, armament, equipping
the act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war
"arming" in the verb sense
1. arm, build up, fortify, gird
prepare oneself for a military confrontation
"The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"
"troops are building up on the Iraqi border"
supply with arms
"The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan"
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