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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 productionGrants and allowancesLimiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding

stabilizer noun [C] (CHEMICAL)

specialized chemistry a chemical that is added to something so that it stays in the same stateAdditives in food and drinksTypes of chemicalSpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the body

stabilizer noun [C] (FOR BALANCE)

engineering a device that helps an aircraft, ship, or vehicle to balanceParts of aeroplanesParts of ships and boatsMaking things more or less smooth or straight 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 itBicycles
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