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See also: area denial
area-denial (not comparable)
- (military) Referring to devices, typically weapons, intended to prevent an adversary from occupying or traversing a certain area of land.
An area-denial mine might not kill a soldier, but will severely restrict, slow down, or endanger a tank. Most area-denial weapons can also pose long-lasting risks to anyone also entering the area, specifically to civilians, even years after they were first set up.
- AD (initialism)