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stabilize or stabilise (ˈsteɪbɪˌlaɪz)
1.  to make or become stable or more stable
2.  to keep or be kept stable
3.  to put or keep (an aircraft, vessel, etc) in equilibrium by one or more special devices, or (of an aircraft, vessel, etc) to become stable
stabilise or stabilise
stabili'zation or stabilise
stabili'sation or stabilise

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1. the act of making something (as a vessel or aircraft) less likely to overturn [syn: stabilization
2. the act of stabilizing something or making it more stable; "he worked for price stabilization for farm products"; "wage stabilization is necessary for industrial peace"; "stabilization means that the product can be handled under atmospheric conditions" [syn: stabilization] [ant: destabilisation
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Example sentences for stabilisation
The principal goal should be the stabilisation of the object or specimen.
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