demilitarize

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verb de·mil·i·ta·rize \(ˌ)dē-ˈmi-lə-tə-ˌrīz, di-\

Definition of demilitarize

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to do away with the military organization or potential ofb :  to prohibit (something, such as a zone or frontier area) from being used for military purposes

  3. 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

1883

First Known Use of demilitarize

1883




DEMILITARIZE Defined for English Language Learners

demilitarize

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verb de·mil·i·ta·rize \(ˌ)dē-ˈmi-lə-tə-ˌrīz, di-\

Definition of demilitarize for English Language Learners

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



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