medicalize

[ med-i-kuh-lahyz ]

verb (used with object),med·i·cal·ized, med·i·cal·iz·ing.
  1. to handle or accept as deserving of or appropriate formedical treatment.

Origin of medicalize

1
  • Also especially British, med·i·cal·ise .

Other words from medicalize

  • med·i·cal·i·za·tion, noun

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