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Verb: stabilise  'stey-bu,lIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: stabilize)
  1. Support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
    "stabilise your elbows while working on the potter's wheel";
    - brace, steady, stabilize
     
  2. Become stable or more stable
    "The economy stabilised";
    - stabilize
     
  3. Make stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium
    "The drug stabilised her blood pressure"; "stabilise prices";
    - stabilize

Derived forms: stabilising, stabilises, stabilised

Type of: alter, beef up, change, fortify, modify, strengthen

Antonym: destabilise [Brit]

Encyclopedia: Stabilise