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demob

[dee-mob] /diˈmɒb/
noun
2.
a person who has been demobilized.
verb (used with object), demobbed, demobbing.
3.
to discharge (a person) from the armed forces; demobilize.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; orig. short for demobilize
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  • Significant demob of personnel and equipment ongoing.
  • Replacements unable to be filled when demob is underway.
  • Some teams are taking the leased laptops with them when they demob.
British Dictionary definitions for demob

demob

/diːˈmɒb/
verb -mobs, -mobbing, -mobbed
1.
short for demobilize
noun
2.
  1. short for demobilization See demobilization
  2. (as modifier): a demob suit
3.
a soldier who has been demobilized
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Word Origin and History for demob
v.

1920, short for demobilize. Originally in reference to World War I troops returning to civilian life. Related: Demobbed.

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Related Abbreviations for demob

demob

demobilize
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