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Make (something) non-military in character or function:‘the president plans to civilianize the country by reducing the army's strength’
- ‘The disciplined services have carried out their own studies to identify which jobs need to be done by trained officers and which could be ‘civilianised’.’
- ‘I also always become concerned when someone wants to civilianize support or combat support units.’
- ‘What we need to begin doing is civilianizing many of the functions that are currently being undertaken by personnel in military uniform.’
- ‘Many current combat service support functions can be civilianized or contracted.’
- ‘Even though it flew with a civilian registration, it was never fully civilianized and thus has a lot of its original equipment still installed.’
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