verb (used with object), sta·bi·lized, sta·bi·liz·ing.
verb (used without object), sta·bi·lized, sta·bi·liz·ing.
Examples from the Web for stabilize
This gave the Germans time to stabilize and dig in on the “hedgerow front” before St. Lô.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day|James Jones|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And if he can stabilize this sliver of the country, it could prevent another devastating war.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo|Nina Strochlic|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's going to require us to stabilize Syria in some fashion.Why Obama Backed Off More ISIS Strikes: His Own Team Couldn’t Agree on a Syria Strategy|Josh Rogin, Eli Lake|August 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He says again and again that he hopes Russia will cooperate to stabilize the situation in Ukraine.
In the delicate efforts to stabilize Ukraine that lie ahead, shale gas will not be very important over the short term.
Zinc oxide is used to brighten a glaze or to stabilize colour.Pottery, for Artists Craftsmen & Teachers|George J. Cox
After the nitration, the acid is removed and the nitrocotton boiled up in water to stabilize it.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
Officials anticipate that the rural population will stabilize and that most future increases will be to the towns and cities.Area Handbook for Romania|Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Must mingle other atoms with those before they stabilize in our plane.Wanderer of Infinity|Harl Vincent
Trouble was that seemingly nowhere there was any fixed point on which to stabilize the eye.The Brain|Alexander Blade
British Dictionary definitions for stabilize
Word Origin and History for stabilize
1861, originally of ships; probably a back-formation from stability. Related: Stabilized; stabilizing.