milit-

(Latin: soldier, fight; soldiers of war; war, warfare)

demilitarization (s) (noun), demilitarizations (pl)
1. To do away with a military organization or potential, or to prohibit; such as, a zone or frontier area, from being used for military purposes.
2. To get rid of military characteristics or uses; that is, to remove military forces from a certain area.
demilitarize (verb), demilitarizes; demilitarized; demilitarizing
1. To remove or prohibit the presence of soldiers, weapons, and military installations in an area after an agreement has been made to stop military operations.
2. To eliminate the military character of a zone.
3. To prohibit military forces or installations in an area.
4. To replace military control with civilian control.
militainment (s) (noun), militainments (pl)
1. A form of entertainment that features and celebrates the military: "Militainment is a word that includes news coverage of, or television shows about war or other military themes and often involves the Department of Defense."
2. Etymology: a portmanteau, or a term that is formed by joining two other words and combining their meanings, which in this case consists of military and entertainment.
militance (s) (noun), militances (pl)
A condition of being aggressive or very determined about the support of a cause.
militancy (s) (noun), militancies (pl)
Active, determined, and often willing to use force or warfare to achieve an objective.
militant (noun), militants (pl)
1. A combative person who is aggressively active; especially, in the service of a political or social cause: "Sam was a militant supporter in his political party as shown by the amount of time and and the efforts he spent working to achieve the re-election of his candidate."
2. Etymology: from Latin militare, "to serve as a soldier"; from milit, "soldier".
militant (adjective), more militant, most militant
1. Characteristic of having or showing a strong desire or willingness to use strong, and sometimes forceful methods, to achieve something or to support a cause, often to the point of being excessively aggressive: The militant protesters were breaking into government buildings and setting some of them on fire to demonstrate their objections to the corrupt officials.
2. Pertaining to being engaged in warfare: The militant soldiers responded to the rebel attacks with gunfire that resulted in some of the demonstrators being seriously injured or killed.
Combative or warlike in attitude.
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Warlike in behavior.
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Very active and aggressive; especially in support of a cause.
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militantly (adverb), more militantly, most militantly
A reference to being active, determined, and often willing to use force to achieve a purpose.
militaria (s) (noun), militarias (pl)
War objects; such as, weapons, medals, and uniforms, which are collected as a hobby or for historical reasons.
militarily (adverb), more militarily, most militarily
In a soldierly manner or position.
militarism (s) (noun), militarisms (pl)
A political orientation of a people or a government to maintain a strong armed force and to be prepared to use it aggressively to defend or to promote national interests: "The government policy of militarism against foreign attacks involved strengthening the armed forces to defend the country."

Soldiers usually win the battles and generals get the credit for them.

—Napolean Bonaparte
militarist (s) (noun), militarists (pl)
1. Someone who advocates war or warlike policies.
2. A zealous supporter and promoter of the ideals of armed forces.
militaristic (adjective), more militaristic, most militaristic
militarization (s) (noun), militarizations (pl)
1. The act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency.
2. To equip with armed forces and defenses.
3. To adapt for military use.

The grim fact is that we prepare for war like precocious giants, and for peace like retarded pygmies.

—Lester Bowles Pearson
militarize (verb), militarizes; militarized; militarizing
1. To equip or train someone or group of people for war.
2. To convert something such as a piece of land or a building for soldiers to use.
3. To persuade somebody to support a policy of aiding and promoting the armed forces.

War is the science of destruction.

—John Abbott

Related "war, war-like" or "battle" word units: areo-; belli-; -machy.