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

 

destabilize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈsteɪbəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈsteɪbəlaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they destabilize
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈsteɪbəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈsteɪbəlaɪz//
 
he / she / it destabilizes
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈsteɪbəlaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈsteɪbəlaɪzɪz//
 
past simple destabilized
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈsteɪbəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈsteɪbəlaɪzd//
 
past participle destabilized
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈsteɪbəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈsteɪbəlaɪzd//
 
-ing form destabilizing
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈsteɪbəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈsteɪbəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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destabilize something 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
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: destabilize