verb (used with object), de·mil·i·ta·rized, de·mil·i·ta·riz·ing.
Also especially British, de·mil·i·ta·rise.
Origin of demilitarize
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Related Words for demilitarizedisband, deactivate, soothe, lessen, alleviate, demobilize, subdue, neutralize, occupy, retire, diminish, cripple, soften, disable, restrain, mollify, pacify, pad, moderate, weaken
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Contemporary Examples of demilitarize
More recently, Israeli officials have said they also seek to demilitarize Hamas.Israel Tells Hamas: You Can Keep Your Rockets
Eli Lake, Josh Rogin
July 31, 2014
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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