Definition of stabilize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

stabilize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˈsteɪbəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteɪbəlaɪz//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stabilize
BrE BrE//ˈsteɪbəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteɪbəlaɪz//
 
he / she / it stabilizes
BrE BrE//ˈsteɪbəlaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteɪbəlaɪzɪz//
 
past simple stabilized
BrE BrE//ˈsteɪbəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteɪbəlaɪzd//
 
past participle stabilized
BrE BrE//ˈsteɪbəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteɪbəlaɪzd//
 
-ing form stabilizing
BrE BrE//ˈsteɪbəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteɪbəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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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
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