: 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
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Examples of STABILIZE
- The country's population has stabilized at 3.2 million.
- The government's efforts to stabilize prices have not succeeded.
- Even the administration's most vocal critics agree that the President has succeeded in stabilizing the economy.
- We'll use ropes to stabilize the platform.
- a process that stabilizes the vaccine
- drugs that stabilize a patient's heartbeat
- The pilots were able to stabilize the airplane and land safely.
First Known Use of STABILIZE
: to make or become unlikely to change suddenly or greatly
— sta·bi·liz·er noun
sta·bi·lized also British sta·bi·lisedsta·bi·liz·ing also British sta·bi·lis·ing
: to make stable <stabilize a patient's condition>
: to become stable <when pulse and blood pressure respond and stabilize—Journal of the American Medical Association>
—sta·bi·li·za·tion also British sta·bi·li·sa·tion \ˌstā-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
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