demobilize

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

Definition of demobilize

transitive verb

2 : to discharge from military service

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Other Words from demobilize

demobilization \ di-​ˌmō-​bə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce demobilization (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 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, "The Jobs Numbers Will Be Terrible. Here’s How to Interpret Them.," 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, "US relief checks begin arriving as economic damage piles up," 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, "Texas regulators won’t put limits on oil and gas output after all," 4 May 2020 Manufacturing and overall industrial production posted the biggest declines since the United States demobilized after World War II. BostonGlobe.com, "Holyoke computing center making its power available for free to virus researchers," 15 Apr. 2020 On Wednesday, the U.S. reported that American industrial output shriveled in March, registering its biggest decline since the nation demobilized in 1946 at the end of World War II. Time, "5.2 Million More People Seek Unemployment Aid as U.S. Layoffs Spread," 16 Apr. 2020 The formal announcement of the spending cut comes about a week after ConocoPhillips told its North Slope drilling contractor, Doyon Drilling, to demobilize its drilling rigs and crews in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19. Elwood Brehmer, Anchorage Daily News, "ConocoPhillips announces $200M more in Alaska cuts," 17 Apr. 2020 With many factories shut down, American industrial output shriveled in March, registering its biggest decline since the nation demobilized in 1946 at the end of World War II. Tim Darnell, ajc, "BREAKING: 5.2 million Americans file first-time unemployment claims last week," 16 Apr. 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. Houston Chronicle, "US relief checks begin arriving as economic damage piles up," 16 Apr. 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 12 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for demobilize

demobilize

verb
How to pronounce demobilize (audio)

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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