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stabilizer

noun [C] ( UK also stabiliser)
 
 
/ˈsteɪbɪlaɪzər/
ECONOMICS, FINANCE something that helps keep an economy, market, etc. stable, so that it does not change unexpectedly: The behavior of the market is an automatic stabilizer for the economy.
PRODUCTION something such as a chemical that is added to a substance to prevent it from changing or separating into different parts: Lead is sometimes added to PVC as an inexpensive stabilizer.
Translations of “stabilizer”
in Chinese (Traditional) 平抑, (對物價或生産水準的)平抑措施…
in Chinese (Simplified) 平抑, (对物价或生产水平的)平抑措施…
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