demilitarize


de·mil·i·ta·rize

transitive verb \(ˌ)dē-ˈmi-lə-tə-ˌrīz, di-\

: to remove weapons and military forces from (an area)

Full Definition of DEMILITARIZE

1
a :  to do away with the military organization or potential of
b :  to prohibit (as a zone or frontier area) from being used for military purposes
2
:  to rid of military characteristics or uses
de·mil·i·tar·i·za·tion \(ˌ)dē-ˌmi-lə-t(ə-)rə-ˈzā-shən, di-\ noun

Examples of DEMILITARIZE

  1. <the two nations agreed to demilitarize themselves reciprocally>

First Known Use of DEMILITARIZE

1883

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