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Definition of stabilize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

stabilize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈsteɪbəˌlaɪz//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stabilize
 
he / she / it stabilizes
 
past simple stabilized
 
-ing form stabilizing
 
 
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to become or to make something become firm, steady, and unlikely to change; to make something stable The patient's condition stabilized. stabilize something government measures to stabilize prices Doctors stabilized the patient's condition. compare destabilizeWord Familystable adjective (unstable)stability noun (instability)stabilize verb
 stabilization
 
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NAmE//ˌsteɪbələˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] economic stabilization
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: stabilize