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destabilize

verb [T] (UK usually destabilise) uk   us   /ˌdiːˈsteɪ.bəl.aɪz/
to make a government, area, or political group lose power or control, or to make a political or economic situation less strong or safe, by causing changes and problems: They uncovered a plot to destabilize the government. The conflict destabilized the whole region. Further increases in imports could destabilize the economy.
destabilization
noun [U] (UK usually destabilisation) uk   us   /diˌsteɪ.bəl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/
destabilizing
adjective [before noun] (UK usually destabilising) uk   us   /-aɪ.zɪŋ/
The conflict had a seriously destabilizing effect on the region.
Translations of “destabilize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 顛覆, 動搖, 破壞…
in Russian дестабилизировать…
in Turkish istikrarsızlaştırmak, dengesini bozmak (ülke/hükümet)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 颠覆, 动摇, 破坏,扰乱…
in Polish destabilizować…
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