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stabilizeverb

(UK usually stabilise) uk   us   /ˈsteɪ.bɪ.laɪz/
[I] If something stabilizes, it ​becomesfixed or ​stopschanging: He ​suffered a second ​heartattack two ​days ago but his ​condition has now stabilized. [T] If you stabilize something, you ​cause it to ​becomefixed or to ​stopchanging: In ​China, the ​policy of one ​childperfamily was ​introduced to stabilize the country's ​population at 1.6 ​billion.
stabilization
noun [U] (UK usually stabilisation) uk   /ˌsteɪ.bɪ.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-əˈ-/
(Definition of stabilize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stabilizeverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈsteɪ·bəˌlɑɪz/
to ​cause something to ​becomefixed and ​stopchanging, esp. in ​order to ​keep it from ​becomingworse, or to ​becomefixed and ​stopchanging: [T] These ​medicines stabilize ​yourheartrate and ​lowerbloodpressure. [I] Once ​yoursalary stabilizes you can ​start to ​save a little ​money.
stabilization
noun [U]  us   /ˌsteɪ·bə·ləˈzeɪ·ʃən/
stabilization of the ​economy
(Definition of stabilize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"stabilize" in Business English

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stabilizeverb

(UK also stabilise) uk   us   /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 ​fiscalpoliciesaimed at stabilizing the ​economy was announced yesterday. My ​advice to ​investors is to wait for ​markets to stabilize before ​buyingshares. 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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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