civilianize

verb

ci·​vil·​ian·​ize sə-ˈvil-yə-ˌnīz How to pronounce civilianize (audio)
civilianized; civilianizing

transitive verb

: to convert from military to civilian status or control
civilianization noun

Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of civilianize was in 1866

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Cite this Entry

“Civilianize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/civilianize. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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