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demobilize

[ dee-moh-buh-lahyz ]
/ diˈmoʊ bəˌlaɪz /
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verb (used with object), de·mo·bi·lized, de·mo·bi·liz·ing.
to disband (troops, an army, etc.).
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

OTHER WORDS FROM demobilize

de·mo·bi·li·za·tion, nounnon·de·mo·bi·li·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for demobilize

demobilize

demobilise

/ (diːˈməʊbɪˌlaɪz) /

verb
to disband, as troops, etc

Derived forms of demobilize

demobilization or demobilisation, noun
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