stabilize-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: bring to equilibrium, keep from fluctuating

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1 STABILIZE[transitive] NP2
NOTE: physical and metaphorical

He stabilized himself upon the ice for what seemed like a full minute.
She stabilized her footing on the rocks.
The drug stabilized her blood pressure.
The law stabilized the price of palm oil.
The economy stabilized after a period of inflation.

VerbNet: other_cos-45.5
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: stabilize.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: achieve equilibrium, become level

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1 STABILIZE[intransitive]
NOTE: physical and metaphorical

As the speed of the airplane increased, the airplane stabilized.
Company growth is stabilizing this year.
The patient's condition has stabilized.

VerbNet: other_cos-45.4
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3