from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To make stable or steadfast.
  • intransitive verb To maintain the stability of (an airplane or ship, for example) by means of a stabilizer.
  • intransitive verb To keep from fluctuating; fix the level of.
  • intransitive verb To become stable, steadfast, or fixed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To render stable. Also spelled stabilise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To make stable.
  • verb intransitive To become stable.

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

  • verb support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
  • verb become stable or more stable
  • verb make stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium


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