militarize

 /ˈmɪlɪtəraɪz/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
mil•i•ta•rize /ˈmɪlɪtəˌraɪz/USA pronunciation  v. [+ object]-rized, -riz•ing.
  1. to equip with armed forces, etc.:The former buffer zone had become fully militarized again.
  2. to fill (someone) with a feeling of militarism.
mil•i•ta•ri•za•tion /ˌmɪlɪtərɪˈzeɪʃən/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

militarize, militarise /ˈmɪlɪtəˌraɪz/ vb (transitive)
  1. to convert to military use
  2. to imbue with militarism

ˌmilitariˈzation, ˌmilitariˈsation n



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