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destabilize

de·sta·bi·lize

destabilize

 
pronunciation:
di steI b laIz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: destabilized, destabilizing, destablizes
definition: to upset the equilibrium of (esp. a government or other organization); unbalance, often with intent to topple.
The election debacle threatened to destabilize the government.
antonyms:
stabilize
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derivation: destabilization (n.)
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