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[ 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.


/ diːˈməʊbɪˌlaɪz /


  1. to disband, as troops, etc
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Derived Forms

  • deˌmobiliˈzation, noun
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Other Words From

  • de·mo·bi·li·za·tion [dee-moh-b, uh, -lahy-, zey, -sh, uh, n] especially British, de·mo·bi·li·sa·tion noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of demobilize1

First recorded in 1865–70; de- + mobilize
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Example Sentences

This conflicts with statements delivered to the press on behalf of OSN which suggested the operation was demobilized last April.

It remains uncertain if Russia will demobilize its forces on its own, if a diplomatic settlement can be reached that would persuade the country not to invade, or if an invasion will proceed regardless.

The criminal justice system’s demobilizing effects are different than either of these two features of our political system.

From Vox

But this week, even as a new cabinet was sworn in, the Houthis showed no signs of honoring their commitment to demobilize.

She must demobilize existing air forces within two months and surrender aviation material.

Russia would not demobilize her armies under a German threat.

Therefore, on July 31 we demanded that Russia demobilize, this being the only measure which could save the peace of Europe.

In England your weakness is that if you are ordered to demobilize men by classes, you'll do it.

A similar disregard for the sovereign rights of greater States was shown in the demand that Russia should demobilize her forces.


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