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 remilitarizeJohn Newhouse
remilitarization noun
plural remilitarizations
Kershaw closes with an examination of Hitler's remilitarization of the Rhineland … Publishers Weekly

Examples of remilitarize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The North closed off all communication lines with the South, and threatened to send troops into border cooperation zones and remilitarize the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas. Howard Lafranchi, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 June 2020

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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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“Remilitarize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remilitarize. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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