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destabilize

verb [T] uk (UK usually destabilise)   /ˌdiːˈsteɪ.bəl.aɪz/ us  
to make a government, area, or political group lose power or control, or to make a political or economic situation less strong or safe, by causing changes and problems: They uncovered a plot to destabilize the government. The conflict destabilized the whole region. Further increases in imports could destabilize the economy.Upsetting and destabilizing
destabilization
noun [U] uk (UK usually destabilisation)   /diˌsteɪ.bəl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us  
destabilizing
adjective [before noun] uk (UK usually destabilising)   /-aɪ.zɪŋ/ us  
The conflict had a seriously destabilizing effect on the region.Dangerous and harmful
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