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stabilize

verb ( UK also stabilise)
 
 
/ˈsteɪbəlaɪz/
[I or T] ECONOMICS, FINANCE if something such as an economy or system stabilizes or if something stabilizes it, it becomes able to continue in a regular and successful way without unexpected changes: A package of monetary and fiscal policies aimed at stabilizing the economy was announced yesterday. My advice to investors is to wait for markets to stabilize before buying shares. According to the report, if we do not stabilize carbon dioxide emissions before 2030, the planet's temperature will increase by as much as 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit. Industrial activity appears to have stabilized.
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