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stabilize

[ stey-buh-lahyz ]
/ 藞ste瑟 b蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), sta路bi路lized, sta路bi路liz路ing.
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.
verb (used without object), sta路bi路lized, sta路bi路liz路ing.
to become stabilized.
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Also especially British, sta路bi路lise .

Origin of stabilize

1860鈥65; stabile + -ize; compare French stabiliser

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British Dictionary definitions for stabilize

stabilize

stabilise

/ (藞ste瑟b瑟藢la瑟z) /

verb
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

Derived forms of stabilize

stabilization or stabilisation, noun
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Medical definitions for stabilize

stabilize
[ st膩b蓹-l墨z鈥 ]

v.
To bring to or reach a stable or steadfast state.

Other words from stabilize

sta鈥瞓i鈥i鈥ation (-l沫-z膩sh蓹n) n.
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