demilitarize

verb de·mil·i·ta·rize \ (ˌ)dē-ˈmi-lə-tə-ˌrīz , di- \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of demilitarize

1 a : to do away with the military organization or potential of
b : to prohibit (something, such as a zone or frontier area) from being used for military purposes
2 : to rid of military characteristics or uses

demilitarization

play \(ˌ)dē-ˌmi-lə-t(ə-)rə-ˈzā-shən, di-\ noun

Examples of demilitarize in a Sentence

  1. the two nations agreed to demilitarize themselves reciprocally

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First Known Use of demilitarize

1883

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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demilitarize Synonyms

Synonyms

disarm;

Antonyms

arm, militarize;

Related Words

demobilize;



DEMILITARIZE Defined for English Language Learners

demilitarize

Definition of demilitarize for English Language Learners

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



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