Definition of stabilize
1 : to make stable, steadfast, or firm
: to become stable, firm, or steadfast
stabilizationplay \ˌstā-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
Examples of stabilize in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of stabilize from the Web
Republicans may be tempted to insist that Trumpcare’s orphans be included in any bipartisan legislation to stabilize health-insurance markets.
A. When a shoulder pops out of place (dislocates) the structures stabilizing the shoulder get injured.
By Saturday, two victims — those with the brain and liver injuries — remained in critical condition, while the rest had been stabilized.
Tatcha also included a curious ingredient in its Violet-C Radiance Mask called the Japanese beautyberry, which packs tons of polyphenols and anxioxidant activity into the formula, helping stabilize the vitamin C and prevent it from breaking down.
Also, be sure to push the floor away from you with the grounded arm to stabilize the scapula.
This half-year waiting period, Vox reports, is designed to scare young, healthy individuals into buying health insurance, stabilizing insurance risk pools.
The Senate bill takes immediate steps to stabilize insurance markets for the next two years.
President Donald Trump’s top advisers are taking steps to stabilize day-to-day operations at the White House, but the administration is struggling to recruit new talent amid expanding investigations, according to senior administration officials.
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First Known Use of stabilize
STABILIZE Defined for Kids
Definition of stabilize for Students
: to make or become unlikely to change suddenly or greatly
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 stabilize—Journal of the American Medical Association
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