demilitarize demilitarize  /di ˈmɪ lə tə ˌraɪz/


  1. (v) do away with the military organization and potential of
  2. (v) remove offensive capability from



  1. A month later, the two countries realized the madness of trying to slug it out, and agreed to demilitarize the sector.
  2. The essential thing is to demilitarize the area.
  3. The Indian government has consistently denied Kashmiri calls to demilitarize, saying the terror infrastructure across the border in Pakistan has yet to be dismantled.



  1. "The Palestinians must first of all confront terror, take control of Gaza and demilitarize Hamas," right-winger Lieberman told Haaretz newspaper.
    on Apr 2, 2009 By: Avigdor Lieberman Source: Reuters

  2. Saakashvili, however, said in his address that "this dangerous escalation is taking place under the very noses of international monitors whose job is to demilitarize this territory."
    on Sep 26, 2007 By: Mikhail Saakashvili Source: Civil Georgia

  3. The nuclear-capable South Asian neighbors, which have fought three wars since independence in 1947, should "disengage and demilitarize," Musharraf said at the India Today Conclave in New Delhi yesterday.
    on Mar 7, 2009 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: Bloomberg

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