stabilize


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stabilize

[′stā·bə‚līz]
(textiles)
To treat a fabric to prevent it from shrinking and stretching.
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2 million retaining wall to stabilize the hillside.
A study of different policy options suggests that industrialized and developing countries can delay cutting emissions for a decade or more and still stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations at an oft-cited target--double the value seen before the Industrial Revolution.
Dreifort will undergo surgery June 17 or 18 to stabilize the ligament, which has become stretched over time and pulled away from the bone, although not torn or detached.
The United States resisted calls to make a specific commitment on the issue of global warming at an international meeting last week in Geneva, Switzerland, and now finds itself the only wealthy Western nation that has not agreed to stabilize its emissions of carbon dioxide by the turn of the century.

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