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demilitarize

[dee-mil-i-tuh-rahyz] /diˈmɪl ɪ təˌraɪz/
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
1880-1885
1880-85; de- + militarize
Related forms
demilitarization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for de-militarize

demilitarize

/diːˈmɪlɪtəˌraɪz/
verb (transitive)
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
Derived Forms
demilitarization, demilitarisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for de-militarize

demilitarize

v.

1883, in reference to the Austrian military frontier in the Balkans; see de- + military + -ize. Demilitarized zone attested by 1921 (the Versailles Treaty uses neutralized zone).

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