medicalize

[ med-i-kuh-lahyz ]
/ ˈmɛd ɪ kəˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), med·i·cal·ized, med·i·cal·iz·ing.

to handle or accept as deserving of or appropriate for medical treatment.

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Also especially British, med·i·cal·ise.

Origin of medicalize

OTHER WORDS FROM medicalize

med·i·cal·i·za·tion, noun
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