remilitarize

verb

re·​mil·​i·​ta·​rize (ˌ)rē-ˈmi-lə-tə-ˌrīz How to pronounce remilitarize (audio)
remilitarized; remilitarizing

transitive + intransitive

: to militarize again
a remilitarized region/country
If the Japanese lost confidence in American security guarantees, they would doubtless remilitarize John Newhouse
remilitarization noun
plural remilitarizations
Kershaw closes with an examination of Hitler's remilitarization of the Rhineland … Publishers Weekly

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of remilitarize was in 1919

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Cite this Entry

“Remilitarize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remilitarize. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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