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

Derived forms: stabilizing, stabilizes, stabilized

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

Antonym: destabilize

Encyclopedia: Stabilize