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demilitarize

[ dee-mil-i-tuh-rahyz ]
/ di藞m瑟l 瑟 t蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), de路mil路i路ta路rized, de路mil路i路ta路riz路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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鈥淲as鈥 is used for the indicative past tense of 鈥渢o be,鈥 and 鈥渨ere鈥 is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also especially British, de路mil路i路ta路rise .

Origin of demilitarize

First recorded in 1880鈥85; de- + militarize

OTHER WORDS FROM demilitarize

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

British Dictionary definitions for demilitarize

demilitarize

demilitarise

/ (di藧藞m瑟l瑟t蓹藢ra瑟z) /

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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