Definition of destabilize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

destabilize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˌdiˈsteɪbəˌlaɪz//
 
destabilize somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they destabilize
 
he / she / it destabilizes
 
past simple destabilized
 
-ing form destabilizing
 
 
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to make a system, country, government, etc. become less firmly established or successful Terrorist attacks were threatening to destabilize the government. The news had a destabilizing effect on the stock market. compare stabilize
destabilization
 
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NAmE//ˌdiˌsteɪbələˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: destabilize