- stabilize [stā′bə līz΄]vt.stabilized, stabilizing [Fr stabiliser < L stabilis: see STABLE1 & -IZE]1. to make stable, or firm2. to keep from changing or fluctuating, as in price3. to give stability to (an airplane, ship, etc.) with a stabilizervi.to become stabilizedstabilizationn.
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stabilize — sta‧bil‧ize [ˈsteɪblaɪz] also stabilise verb [intransitive, transitive] to become firm, steady, or unchanging, or to make something do this: • We want to stabilize consumer prices for sugar and sugar products. • the government s plan to… … Financial and business terms
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stabilize — (Amer.) staÂ·biÂ·lize || steÉªbÉªlaÉªz v. make stable; become stable; maintain a given level (also stabilise) … English contemporary dictionary
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