Definition of Institutionalized in English :

Define Institutionalized in English

Institutionalized meaning in English

Meaning of Institutionalized in English

Pronunciation of Institutionalized in English

Institutionalized pronunciation in English

Pronounce Institutionalized in English


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1. institutionalised, institutionalized

officially placed in or committed to a specialized institution

Example Sentences:
'had hopes of rehabilitating the institutionalized juvenile delinquents'

2. institutionalised, institutionalized

given the character of an institution or incorporated into a structured and usually well-established system

Example Sentences:
'institutionalized graft'
'institutionalized suicide as practiced in Japan'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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placed in an institution, esp a psychiatric hospital or penal institution or a children's home or home for elderly people
institutionalized kids with medical problems.
established as an institution, custom, or common practice
the problem of institutionalised racism in the police force
Their inquiries revealed that the government suffered from institutionalised corruption.
In the first century there was no such thing as institutionalized religion.

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tr.v. in·sti·tu·tion·al·ized, in·sti·tu·tion·al·iz·ing, in·sti·tu·tion·al·iz·es
1. To make into, treat as, or give the character of an institution to: "The Irish institutionalized their language, requiring it on official documents" (Mark Abley).
2. To place (a person) in the care of an institution.

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