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demilitarized zone

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  1. an area in which it is forbidden to station military forces or maintain military installations.
  2. Informal. any area, place, or circumstance in which conflicts or hostilities are held in abeyance. Abbreviation: DMZ

Origin of demilitarized zone

First recorded in 1930–35
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