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stabilize

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verb sta·bi·lize \ˈstā-bə-ˌlīz\

Definition of stabilize

sta·bi·lizedsta·bi·liz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make stable, steadfast, or firm

  3. 2 :  to hold steady: asa :  to maintain the stability of (as an airplane) by means of a stabilizerb :  to limit fluctuations of (as prices)c :  to establish a minimum price for

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become stable, firm, or steadfast

sta·bi·li·za·tion play \ˌstā-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun


Examples of stabilize

  1. The country's population has stabilized at 3.2 million.

  2. The government's efforts to stabilize prices have not succeeded.

  3. Even the administration's most vocal critics agree that the President has succeeded in stabilizing the economy.

  4. We'll use ropes to stabilize the platform.

  5. a process that stabilizes the vaccine

  6. drugs that stabilize a patient's heartbeat

  7. The pilots were able to stabilize the airplane and land safely.



1861

First Known Use of stabilize

1861


Medical Dictionary

stabilize

verb sta·bi·lize

Medical Definition of stabilize

sta·bi·lized also British sta·bi·lisedsta·bi·liz·ing also British sta·bi·lis·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to make stable <stabilize a patient's condition>

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to become stable <when pulse and blood pressure respond and stabilizeJournal of the American Medical Association>

  5. sta·bi·li·za·tion also British sta·bi·li·sa·tion \ˌstā-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən\play noun



Variants of stabilize

also British sta·bi·lise \ˈstā-bə-ˌlīz\play

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