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destabilize

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verb de·sta·bi·lize \(ˌ)dē-ˈstā-bə-ˌlīz\

Simple Definition of destabilize

  • : to cause (something, such as a government) to be unable to continue existing or working in the usual or desired way : to make (something) unstable

Full Definition of destabilize

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make unstable

  3. 2 :  to cause (as a government) to be incapable of functioning or surviving

de·sta·bi·li·za·tion play \(ˌ)dē-ˌstā-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of destabilize

  1. The group hoped the assassination of the new President would destabilize the government.

  2. Economists warn that the crisis could destabilize the nation's currency.



1924

First Known Use of destabilize

1924

Rhymes with destabilize

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