• WordNet 3.6
    • v demobilize retire from military service
    • v demobilize release from military service or remove from the active list of military service
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Demobilize (Mil) To disorganize, or disband and send home, as troops which have been mobilized.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • demobilize To disband; change from a condition of mobilization. Also written demobilise.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. démobiliser,


In literature:

They got to go to Camp Grant to be, now, demobilized.
"One Basket" by Edna Ferber
In September, lured by a false security, the governor ordered the demobilization of the state troops, save for two companies.
"A Poor Wise Man" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
They, too, demanded demobilization.
"Now It Can Be Told" by Philip Gibbs
Have you been demobilized long?
"Three Soldiers" by John Dos Passos
Nevertheless it was a relief to her that early demobilization did not come for Bob.
"Back To Billabong" by Mary Grant Bruce
The most pressing problem of the day was unemployment due to the return of the demobilized soldiers and the shutting down of war industries.
"A History of Trade Unionism in the United States" by Selig Perlman
After four years' service as an officer of cavalry he was demobilized upon the signing of the Armistice.
"The New Frontiers of Freedom from the Alps to the Ægean" by Edward Alexander Powell
At the end of the war the imperial army was demobilized and the generals-in-chief were transferred to other posts.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
And I'm to be demobilized myself next week.
"The Hidden Places" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The next night they consider the dangers of demobilization.
"With Our Soldiers in France" by Sherwood Eddy
Here our wanderings finally ceased, and demobilization commenced.
"The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry" by D. D. Ogilvie
The demobilization of the German Army must take place within two months of the peace.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
There were several reasons for the rapid demobilization of black officers.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
The Earth Armed Forces were demobilized, except for the police whom I cannot count.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
The speedy demobilization of the S.A.T.C.
"The University of Michigan" by Wilfred Shaw
Abroad demobilization was less rapid, as it was in all other lines.
"Opportunities in Aviation" by Arthur Sweetser
You know Lenox isn't demobilized yet.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
You see thousands of demobilized officers and men vainly searching for work.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
Shiite leaders must make the decision to demobilize militias.
"The Iraq Study Group Report" by United States Institute for Peace
"History of Ambulance Company Number 139" by Various

In poetry:

To the four corners of the earth they turn:
the four demobilized knights of the heavenly host.
And the four corners of the earth
are barred
behind four heavy locks.
"The Plague Colemn" by Jaroslav Seifert

In news:

Oregon National Guard holds demobilization ceremony in Salem after a year in Afghanistan.
Demobilization of firefighting resources begins.
Leaving 120,000 demobilized Afghan troops and cops without a paycheck and with few legitimate job options in an anemic economy would be a recipe for disaster.
We estimate that between 538,000 and 696,000 young people of color may be demobilized by photo ID laws that dilute the influence of young voters of color at the ballot box, potentially shifting outcom...
The Yugoslav presidency today accepted a peace plan brokered by the European Community, but ordered changes, including the demobilization of armed groups except the national army and police.
It eventually led to international mediation and the Sandinistas agreed to accept free elections if the Contras demobilized.
The Democratic leadership on health care and bank bailouts has been so corporate that it has demobilized and demoralized the Democrat ic base and the Republicans have found it easy to play populist .

In science:

Other: The engineering, mobilization, and demobilization costs have been calculated for the underground construction detailed in the appendices.
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