demobilize demobilize  /dɪ ˈmoʊ bə ˌlaɪz/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) release from military service or remove from the active list of military service
  2. (v) retire from military service

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Usage(s):

  1. The threat of extradition has helped to demobilize 30,000 paramilitary fighters who were financed by the drug trade.
  2. The militias refused to disarm and demobilize.
  3. As the 70,000 Egyptian troops return from Yemen, Mohieddin intends to demobilize many of them and retrain them for jobs in industry.

News

  1. Silver Fire now 80 percent contained

    SILVER CITY — The Silver Fire is now nearly 80 percent contained and resources are winding down as the operations team begins to demobilize and a smaller incident management team takes over.
    on July 7, 2013     Source: Silver City Sun-News

  2. Silver Fire now 80 percent contained, closures still in effect on the Forest due to monsoons

    SILVER CITY — The Silver Fire is now nearly 80 percent contained and resources are winding down as the operations team begins to demobilize and a smaller incident management team takes over.
    on July 7, 2013     Source: Silver City Sun-News

Quotes

  1. "It's very easy to mobilize the poor. What's hard is to demobilize them after the election," said Bolivar Lamounier, director of the Augurium political consulting firm. "I'm afraid if he wins a second term, which looks likely, he will be...
    on Oct 27, 2006 By: Simón Bolívar Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I believe supporting viable and legitimate efforts to disarm and demobilize the LRA is exactly the kind of thing in which AFRICOM should be engaged," Feingold said.
    on Jul 13, 2009 By: Russ Feingold Source: Stars and Stripes

  3. And Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy warned that Maliki must present "a credible plan to disarm, demobilize, and reintegrate the militias" or else US troops will be mired in "an unwinnable sectarian civil war."
    on Jul 24, 2006 By: Edward Kennedy Source: Turkish Press

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