Pronunciation: (dē-mil'i-tu-rīz"), [key]
—v.t., -rized, -riz•ing.
1. to deprive of military character; free from militarism.
2. to place under civil instead of military control.
3. to forbid military use of (a border zone). Also, esp. Brit.,de•mil'i•ta•rise".
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