demobilize

verb de·mo·bi·lize \ di-ˈmō-bə-ˌlīz , ˌdē- \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of demobilize

transitive verb
1 : disband
2 : to discharge from military service

demobilization

play \di-ˌmō-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən, ˌdē-\ noun

Examples of demobilize in a Sentence

  1. Both leaders agreed to demobilize their armies and sign the peace treaty.

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First Known Use of demobilize

1882


DEMOBILIZE Defined for English Language Learners

demobilize

verb

Definition of demobilize for English Language Learners

  • : to release (someone or something) from military service


DEMOBILIZE Defined for Kids

demobilize

verb de·mo·bi·lize \ di-ˈmō-bə-ˌlīz \

Definition of demobilize for Students

demobilized; demobilizing
1 : to let go from military service
2 : to change from a state of war to a state of peace


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