mil·​i·​ary | \ ˈmi-lē-ˌer-ē How to pronounce miliary (audio) \

Definition of miliary

: having or made up of many small projections or lesions miliary tubercles

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Emirati miliary advisers are leading a force of about 5,000, most of them locally recruited Yemeni troops, according to a senior Emirati official. New York Times, "Battles Rage Around International Airport in Strategic Yemeni City," 16 June 2018 Earlier in the day, Trump kicked off his first Christmas eve in office with a video call to active miliary members overseas. Staff And Wire Reports,, "Trump spends first Christmas Eve in office honoring troops, tracking Santa," 24 Dec. 2017 For decades, local law enforcement agencies have requested surplus miliary equipment from the U.S. government to use in their efforts to fight crime and protect the public. David Hernandez,, "Military equipment distributed to law enforcement agencies," 1 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of miliary

1685, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for miliary

Latin miliarius of millet, from milium millet — more at millet

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The first known use of miliary was in 1685

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mil·​i·​ary | \ ˈmil-ē-ˌer-ē How to pronounce miliary (audio) \

Medical Definition of miliary

1 : resembling or suggesting a small seed or many small seeds a miliary aneurysm miliary tubercles
2 : characterized by the formation of numerous small lesions miliary pneumonia

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