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  • v. Present participle of stabilise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. causing to become stable


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  • Though the White House touts its success in stabilising the economy and bringing in a version of healthcare reform, much of the Democratic base is unhappy at a perceived lack of ambition from a president in whom they had invested many hopes.

    Jon Stewart, TV scourge of America's right, turns his satire against Barack Obama

  • Swine flu outbreak 'stabilising' - • London school closed after virus infects pupil • New infections inevitable in autumn, says Johnson A north London school has been closed after one of its year 9 pupils was confirmed as being infected with the swine flu virus.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • "stabilising" - though he warned it was too early to call a recovery.


  • The Welsh Labour leader said that after significant reforms he expects to see over the next few years, the changes ought to lead to a "stabilising" written constitution for the United Kingdom by 2017, likely to include a reformed House of Lords and with the English devolution he hopes to see.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • But it does seem mad for the Culture Department to invest £35m in 'stabilising' our orchestras, only for almost exactly that sum to be snatched away by the Inland Revenue.

    Bleak house?

  • "For the government to say that crime is 'stabilising' is nothing but an insult to thousands of law-abiding citizens of the county who continue to be the victims of serious crimes such as murder, armed robbery, hijacking and rape every year," the UDM's safety and security spokesman Jakes Maseka said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • On crime, Mbeki said the "stabilising" of 145 police station areas, where over 50 percent of crimes were committed, had been met within one year, instead of a target of three years.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The statement said Pahad and Nemeth also discussed international issues of mutual concern, especially "stabilising" roles both countries played in areas of conflict in their regions.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He said "stabilising" Transkei and Ciskei was in his "tactical interests" as they were in his Eastern Cape "area of influence".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • JP Morgan and its stronger rivals were "stabilising" influences and he insisted that banks would not "bend down and accept" abuse.

    The Guardian World News


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