- 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 demobilize
But this week, even as a new cabinet was sworn in, the Houthis showed no signs of honoring their commitment to demobilize.Yemen’s a Model All Right—For Disaster
Michael Shank , Casey Harrity
November 14, 2014
In England your weakness is that if you are ordered to demobilize men by classes, you'll do it.General Bramble
A similar disregard for the sovereign rights of greater States was shown in the demand that Russia should demobilize her forces.
Therefore, on July 31 we demanded that Russia demobilize, this being the only measure which could save the peace of Europe.
She must demobilize existing air forces within two months and surrender aviation material.
Russia would not demobilize her armies under a German threat.A School History of the Great War
Albert E. McKinley, Charles A. Coulomb, and Armand J. Gerson
- to disband, as troops, etc
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Word Origin and History for demobilize
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