medicalize

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

Nearby words

  1. medical marker,
  2. medical psychology,
  3. medical record,
  4. medical tourism,
  5. medical transcriptionist,
  6. medically,
  7. medicament,
  8. medicant,
  9. medicare,
  10. medicaster

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

Origin of medicalize


Related formsmed·i·cal·i·za·tion, noun

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