[ 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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- medical marker,
- medical psychology,
- medical record,
- medical tourism,
- medical transcriptionist,
Also especially British, med·i·cal·ise.
Origin of medicalize
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Examples from the Web for medicalize
I am often dismayed at the many ways in which we medicalize a natural phenomenon that affects us all—aging.