Definition of stabilize in English:

stabilize

Line breaks: sta¦bil|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈsteɪbɪlʌɪz
 
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(also stabilise)

verb

  • 1Make or become unlikely to give way or overturn: [with object]: the craft was stabilized by throwing out the remaining ballast
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    • Oil prices appeared to have stabilised and were likely to have a lasting effect on inflation in the future.
    • The good news for first-time buyers is that fixed mortgage rates are falling and property prices appear to be stabilising.
    • Martin Grayshon, of Stephensons, said prices had stabilised since last August and he expected them to remain stable, but with a possible slight rise over the coming year.
  • 1.1Make or become unlikely to change, fail, or decline: [with object]: an emergency program designed to stabilize the economy [no object]: his condition appears to have stabilized
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    • Nevertheless, the birth rate still falls well below the "replacement level" of around 2.1 required to stabilise the population.
    • Levels of drug use among under-18s are believed to have stabilised in the past five years following significant increases during the 1990s.
    • The first obvious effort is to try to stabilize the situation in terms of the security situation on the street.

Derivatives

stabilization

Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
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  • Though called stabilization, what is really taking shape is a restoration.
  • It's the stabilization of the country, a concept that encompasses a broad spectrum of details.
  • The best they hope for is some sort of stabilisation of the sea and the survival of the river's two deltas.

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