verb. make into or use as a weapon or a potential weapon.
Example sentences of the word weaponize
1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The trouble arises from the fact that prosecutors often weaponize the threat of aggravated criminal charges in order to pressure defendants into taking a plea.
2. Verb, base form
The lesson: don’t put pure capsaicin in your soup for the health benefits, or else a rogue government may kidnap you and weaponize your face.