[ dee-stey-buh-lahyz ]
/ diˈsteɪ bəˌlaɪz /
verb (used with object), de·sta·bi·lized, de·sta·bi·liz·ing.
to make unstable; rid of stabilizing attributes: conflicts that tend to destabilize world peace.
Also especially British, de·sta·bi·lise.
Related formsde·sta·bi·li·za·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for destabilized
These efforts, not surprisingly, have destabilized Pyongyang.‘The State of War’—Kim Jong-un’s Bombastic, and Ominous, Bluster|Gordon G. Chang|March 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Pakistan is happy to see a weak, destabilized Afghanistan next door.
The longer its troops stay in the region, the more Pakistan will be destabilized.
British Dictionary definitions for destabilized
/ (diːˈsteɪbɪˌlaɪz) /
(tr) to undermine or subvert (a government, economy, etc) so as to cause unrest or collapse
Derived Formsdestabilization or destabilisation, noun
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