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stabilize

[stey-buh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), stabilized, stabilizing.
1.
to make or hold stable, firm, or steadfast.
2.
to maintain at a given or unfluctuating level or quantity: The government will try to stabilize the cost of living.
3.
Aeronautics. to put or keep (an aircraft) in stable equilibrium, as by some special device.
verb (used without object), stabilized, stabilizing.
4.
to become stabilized.
Also, especially British, stabilise.


Origin:
1860–65; stabile + -ize; compare French stabiliser

restabilize, verb (used with object), restabilized, restabilizing.
self-stabilized, adjective
self-stabilizing, adjective
unstabilized, adjective
unstabilizing, adjective
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stabilize or stabilise (ˈsteɪbɪˌlaɪz)
 
vb
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
 
vb
 
stabili'zation or stabilise
 
n
 
stabili'sation or stabilise
 
n

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stabilize
1861, originally of ships; from stability. Aeronautical stabilizer is attested from 1909.
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stabilize sta·bi·lize (stā'bə-līz')
v. sta·bi·lized, sta·bi·liz·ing, sta·bi·liz·es
To bring to or reach a stable or steadfast state.


sta'bi·li·za'tion (-lĭ-zā'shən) n.
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