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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Example sentences
Finally the smokejumpers are ready to demobilize from the fire and return to the base.
Some work is still necessary to fully demobilize all the equipment used.
The contractor will not need to demobilize and remobilize for a delivery date after the construction performance period.
It can be used to demobilize a people or it can be used to inspire.
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