demilitarize

[ dee-mil-i-tuh-rahyz ]
/ diˈmɪl ɪ təˌraɪz /

verb (used with object), de·mil·i·ta·rized, de·mil·i·ta·riz·ing.

to deprive of military character; free from militarism.
to place under civil instead of military control.
to forbid military use of (a border zone).
Also especially British, de·mil·i·ta·rise.

Origin of demilitarize

First recorded in 1880–85; de- + militarize
Related formsde·mil·i·ta·ri·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for demilitarization

demilitarize

demilitarise

/ (diːˈmɪlɪtəˌraɪz) /

verb (tr)

to remove any military presence or function in (an area)demilitarized zone
to free of military character, purpose, etc11 regiments were demilitarized
Derived Formsdemilitarization or demilitarisation, noun
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