de militarize

demilitarize

[dee-mil-i-tuh-rahyz]
verb (used with object), demilitarized, demilitarizing.
1.
to deprive of military character; free from militarism.
2.
to place under civil instead of military control.
3.
to forbid military use of (a border zone).
Also, especially British, demilitarise.


Origin:
1880–85; de- + militarize

demilitarization, noun
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demilitarize or demilitarise (diːˈmɪlɪtəˌraɪz)
 
vb
1.  to remove any military presence or function in (an area): demilitarized zone
2.  to free of military character, purpose, etc: 11 regiments were demilitarized
 
demilitarise or demilitarise
 
vb
 
demilitari'zation or demilitarise
 
n
 
demilitari'sation or demilitarise
 
n

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demilitarize
1883, in reference to the Austrian military frontier in the Balkans.
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