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 for Equipping
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Equip \E*quip"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Equipped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Equipping.] [F. ['e]quiper to supply, fit out, orig. said
     of a ship, OF. esquiper to embark; of German origin; cf. OHG.
     scif, G. schiff, Icel. skip, AS. scip. See Ship.]
     1. To furnish for service, or against a need or exigency; to
        fit out; to supply with whatever is necessary to efficient
        action in any way; to provide with arms or an armament,
        stores, munitions, rigging, etc.; -- said esp. of ships
        and of troops. --Dryden.
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              Gave orders for equipping a considerable fleet.
                                                    --Ludlow.
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     2. To dress up; to array; accouter.
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              The country are led astray in following the town,
              and equipped in a ridiculous habit, when they fancy
              themselves in the height of the mode. --Addison.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  equipping
      n 1: the act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war
           [syn: arming, armament, equipping] [ant:
           disarmament, disarming]

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