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English definition of “stabilize”

stabilize

verb (UK usually stabilise)     /ˈsteɪ.bɪ.laɪz/
[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.Keeping and staying the sameNot able to be changed [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.Keeping and staying the sameNot able to be changed stabilization (UK usually stabilisation)     /ˌsteɪ.bɪ.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-əˈ-/ noun [U]
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