[stey-buh-li-zey-shuh n]


the act or process of stabilizing or the state of being stabilized.
Also called stabilization process. Photography. a process for making temporary black-and-white prints using special sensitized paper (stabilization paper) that can be rapidly processed through one or two solutions that quickly develop and stabilize the nonpermanent image.

Nearby words

  1. stabilate,
  2. stabile,
  3. stabilimeter,
  4. stability,
  5. stability pact,
  6. stabilization fund,
  7. stabilization print,
  8. stabilize,
  9. stabilizer,
  10. stabilizer bar

Origin of stabilization

First recorded in 1920–25; stabilize + -ation

Related formsre·sta·bi·li·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for restabilization



1887, noun of action from stabilize.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper