Definition of destabilize
1 : to make unstable
2 : to cause (as a government) to be incapable of functioning or surviving
destabilizationplay \(ˌ)dē-ˌstā-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
Examples of destabilize in a sentence
The group hoped the assassination of the new President would destabilize the government.
Economists warn that the crisis could destabilize the nation's currency.
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DESTABILIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of destabilize for English Language Learners
: 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
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