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stabilize

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verb sta·bi·lize \ˈstā-bə-ˌlīz\

Definition of stabilize

stabilizedstabilizing

  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

stabilization play \ˌstā-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun


Examples of stabilize in a sentence

  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


STABILIZE Defined for Kids

stabilize

play
verb sta·bi·lize \ˈstā-bə-ˌlīz\

Definition of stabilize for Students

stabilizedstabilizing

  1. :  to make or become unlikely to change suddenly or greatly

stabilizer noun



Medical Dictionary

stabilize

verb sta·bi·lize

Medical Definition of stabilize

stabilized also British stabilised; stabilizing also British stabilising

  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>

stabilization also British stabilisation \ˌstā-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən\play noun


Variants of stabilize

also British stabilise \ˈstā-bə-ˌlīz\play

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