- to make or hold stable, firm, or steadfast.
- to maintain at a given or unfluctuating level or quantity: The government will try to stabilize the cost of living.
- Aeronautics. to put or keep (an aircraft) in stable equilibrium, as by some special device.
- to become stabilized.
Also especially British, sta·bi·lise.
Origin of stabilize
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Suppose the unstabilized copper were treated with a very weak current, not strong enough to explode it?The Skylark of Space</p>
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All varietal forms at present are as yet unstabilized (most varieties of 10 years ago have been discarded).Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting
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- to make or become stable or more stable
- to keep or be kept stable
- to put or keep (an aircraft, vessel, etc) in equilibrium by one or more special devices, or (of an aircraft, vessel, etc) to become stable
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Word Origin and History for unstabilized
1861, originally of ships; probably a back-formation from stability. Related: Stabilized; stabilizing.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To bring to or reach a stable or steadfast state.
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