from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To discharge from military service or use.
  • transitive v. To disband (troops).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To release someone from military duty, especially after a war.
  • v. To disband troops, or remove them from a war footing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To disorganize, or disband and send home, as troops which have been mobilized.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To disband; change from a condition of mobilization. Also written demobilise.

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

  • v. release from military service or remove from the active list of military service
  • v. retire from military service


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  • Obama should have done this to our troops a long time ago.

    June 10, 2012