demilitarize vs disarm what difference

what is difference between demilitarize and disarm

English

Alternative forms

  • demilitarise

Etymology

de- +‎ militarize

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɪˈmɪlɪtəɹaɪz/

Verb

demilitarize (third-person singular simple present demilitarizes, present participle demilitarizing, simple past and past participle demilitarized)

  1. To remove troops from an area.
  2. To prevent troops from entering an area.
  3. To return an area to civilian control.

Translations



English

Etymology

From Middle English desarmen (to divest of arms), from Anglo-Norman desarmer.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪsˈɑː(ɹ)m/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(r)m

Verb

disarm (third-person singular simple present disarms, present participle disarming, simple past and past participle disarmed)

  1. (transitive) To deprive of weapons; to deprive of the means of attack or defense; to render defenseless.
  2. (transitive) To deprive of the means or the disposition to harm; to render harmless or innocuous
  3. (intransitive) To lay down arms; to stand down.
  4. (intransitive) To reduce one’s own military forces.
  5. (transitive) To disable the security systems on.

Translations

Noun

disarm (plural disarms)

  1. The act of depriving a person of a weapon they carry.
    • 2010, Steven Kaplan, Taiho-Jutsu: The Art of Arrests (page 194)
      As a brief background, the gun disarms originally taught to S.A.C. Airmen as part of the Combative Measures program were taken from Kodokan Goshin-Jutsu.

References

  • disarm in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • dirams

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