- 1Make or become unlikely to give way or overturn: [with object]: the craft was stabilized by throwing out the remaining ballastMore example sentences
- 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 stabilizedMore example sentences
- 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.
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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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