re·​sta·​bi·​lize (ˌ)rē-ˈstā-bə-ˌlīz How to pronounce restabilize (audio)
restabilized; restabilizing

transitive + intransitive

: to stabilize again : to become stable or steady or to make (something or someone) stable or steady again
restabilized the joint
restabilized the plane
was able to restabilize the patient
efforts to restabilize the region/economy/situation
His condition restabilized.
Even after the crash of 1987, the market restabilized within two years.Harriette Cole
restabilization noun
plural restabilizations
political restabilization
the restabilization process

Examples of restabilize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Auto manufacturers that have been rocked by supply-chain shortages and airlines and hotels trying to restabilize staffing levels also saw their industry averages drop by a significant amount. Katie Deighton, WSJ, 7 June 2022 With inflation at its highest rate since the early 1980s, the Federal Reserve is adjusting interest rates to hopefully restabilize the U.S. economy. CBS News, 31 Mar. 2022 Another important initiative the DNR is currently working on is to restabilize populations of the Indiana bat. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 30 Mar. 2022 She was diagnosed with depression by a psychiatrist and started taking antidepressants to help restabilize her mood and create balance. Brittney Oliver, Essence, 28 May 2021 In February 2020, Nature Sustainability published this terrifying conclusion: California would need to burn 20 million acres — an area about the size of Maine to restabilize in terms of fire. Elizabeth Weil, ProPublica, 28 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of restabilize was in 1922

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Cite this Entry

“Restabilize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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