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stabilizer

noun [C] uk (UK usually stabiliser)   /ˈsteɪ.bɪ.laɪ.zər/ us    /-zɚ/

stabilizer noun [C] (CONTROL)

finance & economics UK a method used to limit sudden changes in prices or to limit the level of production

stabilizer noun [C] (CHEMICAL)

specialized chemistry a chemical that is added to something so that it stays in the same state

stabilizer noun [C] (FOR BALANCE)

engineering a device that helps an aircraft, ship, or vehicle to balance stabilizers [plural] (US training wheels) small wheels attached to each side of the back wheel of a bicycle to prevent it falling over when a child is learning to ride it
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