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institutionalize

[ in-sti-too-shuh-nl-ahyz, -tyoo- ]
/ 藢瑟n st瑟藞tu 蕛蓹 nl藢a瑟z, -藞tyu- /
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verb (used with object), in路sti路tu路tion路al路ized, in路sti路tu路tion路al路iz路ing.
to make institutional.
to make into or treat as an institution: the danger of institutionalizing racism.
to place or confine in an institution, especially one for the care of mental illness, alcoholism, etc.
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Also especially British, in路sti路tu路tion路al路ise .

Origin of institutionalize

First recorded in 1860鈥65; institutional + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM institutionalize

in路sti路tu路tion路al路i路za路tion, nounre路in路sti路tu路tion路al路i路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for institutionalize

institutionalize

institutionalise

/ (藢瑟nst瑟藞tju藧蕛蓹n蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
(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 institutionalize

institutionalization or institutionalisation, noun
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Medical definitions for institutionalize

institutionalize
[ 沫n鈥瞫t沫-t艒艒sh蓹-n蓹-l墨z鈥 ]

v.
To place a person in the care of an institution, especially one providing care for the disabled or mentally ill.

Other words from institutionalize

in鈥瞫ti鈥u鈥瞭ion鈥l鈥鈥ation (-sh蓹-n蓹-l沫-z膩sh蓹n) n.
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