demobilize

[ US /dɪˈmoʊbəˌɫaɪz/ ]
VERB
  1. release from military service or remove from the active list of military service
  2. retire from military service
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How To Use demobilize In A Sentence

  • The nation relied on volunteers to augment the regulars in the Continental Army, which demobilized rapidly after the war.
  • Weapons have been cantoned, troops demobilized, and territory exchanged. President Reports On Us Military In Former Yugoslavia
  • Then, once agreement had been reached between the two countries, they would both demobilise their armies.
  • Politically, everyone wants to demobilize reserve soldiers as quickly as possible following a national emergency requiring their presence.
  • After he was demobbed [demobilised from the army] he stayed for a while with his old friend in North Sydney, who was finishing his medical degree and would later go into practice.
  • We laid down our arms, we demobilised our soldiers and sent them home.
  • Splinter paramilitary groups did not sign on to the agreement to demobilize.
  • In the end though, he finds himself recording the activities of a retreating army, which in spite of political turmoil at home and some internal dissension within the ranks, demobilized almost as efficiently as it had mobilized.
  • Third, there is also a potential continuing supply of mercenaries as regular soldiers are demobilized.
  • The war being over, troops in the Mediterranean were expected to be sent home and demobilised.
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