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destabilize

[ dee-stey-buh-lahyz ]
/ di藞ste瑟 b蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), de路sta路bi路lized, de路sta路bi路liz路ing.
to make unstable; rid of stabilizing attributes: conflicts that tend to destabilize world peace.
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Also especially British, de路sta路bi路lise .

Origin of destabilize

First recorded in 1930鈥35; de- + stabilize

OTHER WORDS FROM destabilize

de路sta路bi路li路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for destabilize

destabilize

destabilise

/ (di藧藞ste瑟b瑟藢la瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to undermine or subvert (a government, economy, etc) so as to cause unrest or collapse

Derived forms of destabilize

destabilization or destabilisation, noun
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