[ si-vil-yuh-nahyz ]
/ sɪˈvɪl yəˌnaɪz /
verb (used with object), ci·vil·ian·ized, ci·vil·ian·iz·ing.
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Also especially British, ci·vil·ian·ise.
Related formsci·vil·ian·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for civilianize
/ (sɪˈvɪljəˌnaɪz) /
(tr) to change the status of (an armed force, a base, etc) from military to nonmilitary
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