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stabilize

verb uk ( UK usually stabilise)   /ˈsteɪ.bɪ.laɪz/ us  
[I] If something stabilizes, it becomes fixed or stops changing: He suffered a second heart attack two days ago but his condition has now stabilized. [T] If you stabilize something, you cause it to become fixed or to stop changing: In China, the policy of one child per family was introduced to stabilize the country's population at 1.6 billion.
stabilization
noun [U] uk ( UK usually stabilisation)   /ˌsteɪ.bɪ.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-əˈ-/
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