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deinstitutionalize

or de-in路sti路tu路tion路al路ize

[ dee-in-sti-too-shuh-nl-ahyz, -tyoo-, dee-in- ]
/ di藢瑟n st瑟藞tu 蕛蓹 nl藢a瑟z, -藞tyu-, 藢di 瑟n- /
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verb (used with object), de路in路sti路tu路tion路al路ized, de路in路sti路tu路tion路al路iz路ing.
to release (a person with mental or physical disabilities) from a hospital, asylum, home, or other institution with the intention of providing treatment, support, or rehabilitation primarily through community resources under the supervision of healthcare professionals or facilities.
to remove (care, therapy, etc.) from the confines of an institution by providing treatment, support, or the like through community facilities.
to free from the confines or limitations of an institution.
to free from the bureaucracy and complex procedures associated with institutions.
verb (used without object), de路in路sti路tu路tion路al路ized, de路in路sti路tu路tion路al路iz路ing.
to give up or lose institutional character or status; become deinstitutionalized.
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Also especially British, de路in路sti路tu路tion路al路ise .

Origin of deinstitutionalize

First recorded in 1960鈥65; de- + institutionalize

OTHER WORDS FROM deinstitutionalize

de路in路sti路tu路tion路al路i路za路tion, noun
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