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stabilize

[′stā·bə‚līz]
(textiles)
To treat a fabric to prevent it from shrinking and stretching.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This means that the total reduction of gold occurs immediately after adding chloroauric acid to mixture comprising stabilizing and reducing agents.
In this paper, the procedures for determining all stabilizing parameters under multiloop PID control structure for multivariable systems are provided.
Tri-County Pavers, DeForest, Wis., acted as the stabilizing subcontractor to local asphalt paving contractor Payne & Dolan Inc.
"But stabilizing features have been linked to improved lower extremity alignment and decreased injury risk."
Jordan, one of the frontline states in this war on terrorism, would receive $100 million in economic assistance to promote stabilizing growth there and $100 million in military assistance to bolster Jordan's counterterrorism and border security efforts.
All exercises were directed toward the three major trunk stabilizing muscle groups: gluteals, hamstrings and obliques.
MASSIVE PILE-UP Only three things are needed to generate active sand dunes: a source of sand, winds strong enough to move that material, and a lack of stabilizing vegetation.
With occupancy rates holding steady (except for some very low-performing facilities), short-term debt performance stabilizing and permanent debt performance starting to become stable, skilled nursing facilities seem to be holding their own at the moment.
The electromagnetic lamination is cradled and fused within a heavy-gauge steel U channel, stabilizing the electromagnetic force.
Since certain alloys are effective in promoting the formation of pearlite and others are more effective in refining and stabilizing pearlite, it follows that an optimum alloy system will comprise a combination of alloying elements and shakeout temperature.