- to handle or accept as deserving of or appropriate for medical treatment.
Also especially British, med·i·cal·ise.
Origin of medicalize
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Examples from the Web for medicalize
I am often dismayed at the many ways in which we medicalize a natural phenomenon that affects us all—aging.How an iPod Can Fight Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Dr. Bill Thomas
July 20, 2014