verb sta·bi·lize \ˈstā-bə-ˌlīz\

Definition of STABILIZE

transitive verb
:  to make stable, steadfast, or firm
:  to hold steady: as
a :  to maintain the stability of (as an airplane) by means of a stabilizer
b :  to limit fluctuations of (as prices)
c :  to establish a minimum price for
intransitive verb
:  to become stable, firm, or steadfast
sta·bi·li·za·tion \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.

First Known Use of STABILIZE

STABILIZING Defined for Kids


verb sta·bi·lize \ˈstā-bə-ˌlīz\

Definition of STABILIZE for Kids

:  to make or become unlikely to change suddenly or greatly
sta·bi·liz·er noun
Medical Dictionary


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

Medical Definition of STABILIZE

transitive verb
:  to make stable <stabilize a patient's condition>
intransitive verb
:  to become stable <when pulse and blood pressure respond and stabilizeJournal of the American Medical Association>
sta·bi·li·za·tion also British sta·bi·li·sa·tion \ˌstā-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Variants of STABILIZE

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


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