- to disband (troops, an army, etc.).
- to discharge (a person) from military service.
Also especially British, de·mo·bi·lise.
Origin of demobilize
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Examples from the Web for demobilization
Demobilization at the end of the war, that fall, made matters even worse.The United States of Hysteria
October 27, 2009
For there will, then, I added, be no demobilization but an armed conflict.England and Germany
Emile Joseph Dillon
There was talk about his demobilization, and his music, and the Schola Cantorum.Three Soldiers
John Dos Passos
The period of demobilization and reconversion is fraught with uncertainties.State of the Union Addresses of Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
In ordinary circumstances, the demobilization, following upon the naval exercises, was to have begun on this Monday morning.The Heroic Record of the British Navy
Christopher has his post still at the Censors office, and wont, Im afraid, get his demobilization for some time.Christmas Roses and Other Stories
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
- to disband, as troops, etc
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Word Origin and History for demobilization
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