Definition of Demilitarize

1. Verb. Do away with the military organization and potential of.

Exact synonyms: Demilitarise
Generic synonyms: Disarm, Unarm
Specialized synonyms: Neutralise, Neutralize
Antonyms: Militarise, Militarize



2. Verb. Remove offensive capability from.
Exact synonyms: Demilitarise, Disarm
Antonyms: Arm
Derivative terms: Disarmament, Disarming

Definition of Demilitarize

1. Verb. To remove troops from an area ¹

2. Verb. To prevent troops from entering an area. ¹

3. Verb. To return an area to civilian control ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Demilitarize

1. [v -RIZED, -RIZING, -RIZES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Demilitarize

demigrations
demijohn
demijohns
demilance
demilancer
demilancers
demilances
demilitarisation
demilitarisations
demilitarise
demilitarised
demilitarises
demilitarising
demilitarization
demilitarizations
demilitarize (current term)
demilitarized
demilitarized zone
demilitarizes
demilitarizing
demilune
demilune body
demilunes
demiman
demimen
demimondaines
demimondes
deminatured

Literary usage of Demilitarize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Russian Foreign Policy: Proliferation to Rogue Regimes: Hearing Before the by Benjamin A. Gilman (2000)
"If Russia is to restructure and demilitarize its economy, it will need more not less foreign capital, along with new work for its educated workers. ..."

2. Data for Room Fire Model Comparisons by Richard D. Peacock (1993)
"If Russia is to restructure and demilitarize its economy, it will need more not less ... develop a convertible currency, and demilitarize. ..."

3. Military Bases: Analysis of Dod's 2005 Selection Process and Recommendations by Barry W. Holman (2005)
"The Army may be unable to demilitarize all the unserviceable munitions stored at the depot by 2011, thereby placing the Army at risk for closing the depot ..."

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