Definition of militarize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    militarize

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈmɪlətəˌraɪz//
     
    [usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they militarize
     
    he / she / it militarizes
     
    past simple militarized
     
    -ing form militarizing
     
     
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  1. 1militarize something to send armed forces to an area a militarized zone opposite demilitarize
  2. 2militarize something to make something similar to an army a militarized police force
militarization
 
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NAmE//ˌmɪlətərəˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] the increasing militarization of society
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: militarize