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Noun citadel has 1 sense
  1. bastion, citadel - a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle
    --1 is a kind of stronghold, fastness
    --1 has particulars: acropolis; kremlin; Kremlin

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A citadel refers to a fortress or stronghold, typically situated in a strategic location, used to protect a city or town from enemy attacks. It often serves as a symbol of power and serves as a defensive structure. In a figurative sense, it can also mean a secure place or stronghold in other contexts.


Noun (Architecture): The medieval citadel stood tall at the top of the hill, overseeing the entire town.

Noun (Figurative): The poet's mind was a citadel of creativity, impervious to external distractions.

Verb: The city fortified its borders and citadeled itself against any potential invasions.

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