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English definition of “stabilize”

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.
(Definition of stabilize verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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