demobilize

verb
de·​mo·​bi·​lize | \ di-ˈmō-bə-ˌlīz How to pronounce demobilize (audio) , ˌdē- \
demobilized; demobilizing; demobilizes

Definition of demobilize

transitive verb

1 : disband
2 : to discharge from military service

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Other Words from demobilize

demobilization \ di-​ˌmō-​bə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce demobilize (audio) , ˌdē-​ \ noun

Examples of demobilize in a Sentence

Both leaders agreed to demobilize their armies and sign the peace treaty.
Recent Examples on the Web However, Carla Julian, spokeswoman for the construction contractor, Purple Line Transit Constructors, said workers are continuing to demobilize. Washington Post, 24 Sep. 2020 Instead of attacking protesters with often savage violence, the security apparatus now seems to be trying to demobilize the opposition movement by picking off its leaders one by one and sending them out of the country. Andrew Higgins, New York Times, 8 Sep. 2020 Instead of attacking protesters with often savage violence, the security apparatus now seems to be trying to demobilize the opposition movement by picking off its leaders and sending them out of the country. Andrew Higgins, Star Tribune, 8 Sep. 2020 The blaze has held steady at less than 1,000 acres, and state fire marshal’s office personnel are scheduled to demobilize Monday. oregonlive, 17 Aug. 2020 Scott says if a firefighter on a wildland blaze tests positive for Covid-19, plans are being devised to demobilize an engine crew or entire strike team from the fire line and place them in quarantine. Paul Vercammen, CNN, 2 Aug. 2020 The worst monthly loss on record was nearly two million jobs in September 1945, when the country was demobilizing after World War II. Ben Casselman, New York Times, 6 May 2020 With many factories shut down, American industrial output shriveled in March, registering its biggest decline since the U.S. demobilized in 1946 at the end of World War II. Anchorage Daily News, 15 Apr. 2020 The unprecedented implosion of the entire oil industry has been so swift and severe that American companies have been turning off drilling rigs, demobilizing fracking crews, slashing jobs and shutting wells without the need for a government order. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, 4 May 2020

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First Known Use of demobilize

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Demobilize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/demobilize. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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demobilize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of demobilize

: to release (someone or something) from military service

demobilize

verb
de·​mo·​bi·​lize | \ di-ˈmō-bə-ˌlīz How to pronounce demobilize (audio) \
demobilized; demobilizing

Kids Definition of demobilize

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

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