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v. sta·bi·lized, sta·bi·liz·ing, sta·bi·liz·es
1. To make stable or steadfast.
2. To maintain the stability of (an airplane or ship, for example) by means of a stabilizer.
3. To keep from fluctuating; fix the level of: stabilize prices.
To become stable, steadfast, or fixed.

sta′bi·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Adj.1.stabilizing - causing to become stable; "the family is one of the great stabilizing elements in society"
helpful - providing assistance or serving a useful function
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In many of these cases without adding stabilizing agents the required degree of compaction may not be achieved.
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The latter of these methods relies on chemical reduction of precursor salts by the reducing agent in the presence of a stabilizing agent [1, 2,4-8].
Therefore, the buyer's opinion and assumptions are involved in stabilizing the sales data.
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By developing a superior active stabilizing technology, coupled with Milliken's unique polymer bound chemistry, Milliken has provided a suitable solution to stabilize organic-based polymers exposed to high-heat conditions.
Even more people though are going a different route and buying/building an AR or AK pistol and installing an arm stabilizing brace onto it.
There have been some successful cases in which inorganic stabilizing materials have been applied to reclamation engineering in coastal regions.
A process for stabilizing a product from a pledget, comprising the steps of: providing a pledget into a compression mold; compressing said pledget in said compression mold to form a compressed pledget; unloading said compressed pledget from said compression mold and loading said compressed pledget into a stabilization mold by a transfer member, whereby said transfer member advances to a loading position; retracting said transfer member to a stabilizing position; stabilizing said compressed pledget in said stabilization mold to form a stabilized product, wherein said transfer member remains in said stabilizing position during at least a portion of the step of stabilizing said compressed pledget; and unloading said stabilized product from said stabilization mold.
The policy would see the main immediate macroeconomic task of stabilizing the rupee.
"While the index remains at a low level, the single-point increase from September's reading suggests that builder attitudes for new-home sales may be stabilizing," said NAHB chief economist David Seiders.
Stabilizing with a chemical agent (cement, cement kiln dust, or fly ash)