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medicalize

[med-i-kuh-lahyz]
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verb (used with object), med·i·cal·ized, med·i·cal·iz·ing.
  1. to handle or accept as deserving of or appropriate for medical treatment.
Also especially British, med·i·cal·ise.

Origin of medicalize

Related formsmed·i·cal·i·za·tion, noun
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