verb (used with object), de·mil·i·ta·rized, de·mil·i·ta·riz·ing.
What are the actual names of North and South Korea? Why do English speakers say “Korea” but Koreans don’t?
Tensions are high on the Korean Peninsula. The aggression by North Korea on the South has captured the world’s attention and raised a number of questions about Korea’s history, names, and geography. Prior to 1910, Korea was a kingdom. Then, from 1910 to 1945, the country was under Japanese rule. At the end of World War II, the country was divided into two occupational zones along the …
demobilization, disqualification, conquest, freeze, occupation, pacification, subjugation, disablement, crippling
Also especially British, de·mil·i·ta·rise.
Origin of demilitarize
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Second, the idea of any future peace arrangements including a Palestinian agreement to demilitarization just became more remote.Seven Takeaways From The Gaza Ceasefire
November 22, 2012
to remove any military presence or function in (an area)demilitarized zone
to free of military character, purpose, etc11 regiments were demilitarized
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