[ in-sti-too-shuh-nl-ahyz, -tyoo- ]
/ ˌɪn stɪˈtu ʃə nlˌaɪz, -ˈtyu- /
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verb (used with object), in·sti·tu·tion·al·ized, in·sti·tu·tion·al·iz·ing.
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Also especially British, in·sti·tu·tion·al·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM institutionalizein·sti·tu·tion·al·i·za·tion, nounre·in·sti·tu·tion·al·i·za·tion, noun
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How to use institutionalize in a sentence
But there is none of the institutionalised racism basic to apartheid.
British Dictionary definitions for institutionalize
/ (ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃənəˌlaɪz) /
(tr; often passive) to subject to the deleterious effects of confinement in an institutiona mental patient who was institutionalized into boredom and apathy
(tr) to place in an institution
to make or become an institution
Derived forms of institutionalizeinstitutionalization or institutionalisation, noun
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Medical definitions for institutionalize
[ ĭn′stĭ-tōō′shə-nə-līz′ ]
To place a person in the care of an institution, especially one providing care for the disabled or mentally ill.
Other words from institutionalizein′sti•tu′tion•al•i•za′tion (-shə-nə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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