civilianize

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

Definition of civilianize

transitive verb

: to convert from military to civilian status or control

Other Words from civilianize

civilianization \ sə-​ˌvil-​yə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce civilianization (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of civilianize

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Civilianize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/civilianize. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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