Meaning of “destabilize” in the English Dictionary

"destabilize" in British English

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destabilizeverb [ T ]

UK usually destabilise uk /ˌdiːˈsteɪ.bəl.aɪz/ us /ˌdiːˈsteɪ.bəl.aɪz/
destabilization
noun [ U ] UK usually destabilisation uk /diːˌsteɪ.bəl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /diːˌsteɪ.bəl.əˈzeɪ.ʃən/
destabilizing
adjective [ before noun ] UK usually destabilising uk /ˌdiːˈsteɪ.bəl.aɪ.zɪŋ/ us /ˌdiːˈsteɪ.bəl.aɪ.zɪŋ/

The conflict had a seriously destabilizing effect on the region.

(Definition of “destabilize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)