de mobilize

demobilize

[dee-moh-buh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), demobilized, demobilizing.
1.
to disband (troops, an army, etc.).
2.
to discharge (a person) from military service.
Also, especially British, demobilise.


Origin:
1865–70; de- + mobilize

demobilization, noun
nondemobilization, noun
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demobilize or demobilise (diːˈməʊbɪˌlaɪz)
 
vb
to disband, as troops, etc
 
demobilise or demobilise
 
vb
 
demobili'zation or demobilise
 
n
 
demobili'sation or demobilise
 
n

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demobilize
1882, from de- + mobilize. Related: Demobilization (1866).
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