Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To remove or forbid military troops in (an area).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To convert from a military to a civil form of government; place under civil jurisdiction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To remove troops from an area
  • verb To prevent troops from entering an area.
  • verb To return an area to civilian control

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb remove offensive capability from
  • verb do away with the military organization and potential of

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Examples

  • MR. BERGER: The understanding that the KLA signed up to in Rambouillet was to demilitarize, that is, to cease functioning as a military unit, nor to have the weaponry of a military unit.

    Press Briefing By Sandy Berger And Gene Sperling

  • They say their troops only pushed forward to "demilitarize" an area they felt threatened by the Georgian Army which, of course, has already long abandoned that area.

    CNN Transcript Aug 13, 2008

  • While you are at it can you also tell us what will possibly happen to Israel in case it will follow your recommendation and will (together with Iran, of course) "demilitarize"?

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • While you are at it can you also tell us what will possibly happen to Israel in case it will follow your recommendation and will (together with Iran, of course) "demilitarize"?

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • While you are at it can you also tell us what will possibly happen to Israel in case it will follow your recommendation and will (together with Iran, of course) "demilitarize"?

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • While you are at it can you also tell us what will possibly happen to Israel in case it will follow your recommendation and will (together with Iran, of course) "demilitarize"?

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • While you are at it can you also tell us what will possibly happen to Israel in case it will follow your recommendation and will (together with Iran, of course) "demilitarize"?

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • While you are at it can you also tell us what will possibly happen to Israel in case it will follow your recommendation and will (together with Iran, of course) "demilitarize"?

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • While you are at it can you also tell us what will possibly happen to Israel in case it will follow your recommendation and will (together with Iran, of course) "demilitarize"?

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • While you are at it can you also tell us what will possibly happen to Israel in case it will follow your recommendation and will (together with Iran, of course) "demilitarize"?

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

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