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demobilize

[dee-moh-buh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), de·mo·bi·lized, de·mo·bi·liz·ing.
  1. to disband (troops, an army, etc.).
  2. to discharge (a person) from military service.
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Also especially British, de·mo·bi·lise.

Origin of demobilize

First recorded in 1865–70; de- + mobilize
Related formsde·mo·bi·li·za·tion, nounnon·de·mo·bi·li·za·tion, noun
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Historical Examples

  • The Officer i/e Demobilisation will demobilise you while you wait (provided you can wait long enough).

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, Feb. 5, 1919

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for demobilise

demobilize

demobilise

verb
  1. to disband, as troops, etc
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Derived Formsdemobilization or demobilisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for demobilise

demobilize

v.

1882; see de- (privative) + mobilize. Related: Demobilized; demobilizing.

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