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demobilize

[dee-moh-buh-lahyz] /diˈmoʊ bəˌlaɪz/
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
1865-1870
1865-70; de- + mobilize
Related forms
demobilization, noun
nondemobilization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for demobilization

demobilize

/diːˈməʊbɪˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
to disband, as troops, etc
Derived Forms
demobilization, demobilisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for demobilization
n.

1866; see demobilize + -ation.

demobilize

v.

1882; see de- (privative) + mobilize. Related: Demobilized; demobilizing.

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