verb (used with object), ci·vil·ian·ized, ci·vil·ian·iz·ing.
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- civil year,
- civilian clothes,
- civilian conservation corps,
- civilian review board,
Also especially British, ci·vil·ian·ise.
Origin of civilianize
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(tr) to change the status of (an armed force, a base, etc) from military to nonmilitary
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