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demilitarize

[ dee-mil-i-tuh-rahyz ]
/ diˈmɪl ɪ təˌraɪz /
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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).
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Also especially British, de·mil·i·ta·rise .

Origin of demilitarize

First recorded in 1880–85; de- + militarize

OTHER WORDS FROM demilitarize

de·mil·i·ta·ri·za·tion, noun
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How to use demilitarize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for demilitarize

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 forms of demilitarize

demilitarization or demilitarisation, noun
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