Definitions for institutionalizeˌɪn stɪˈtu ʃə nlˌaɪz, -ˈtyu-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in•sti•tu•tion•al•izeˌɪn stɪˈtu ʃə nlˌaɪz, -ˈtyu-(v.t.)-ized, -iz•ing.
to make institutional.
to make into or treat as an institution:
the danger of institutionalizing racism.
to place or confine in an institution.
Origin of institutionalize:
commit, institutionalize, institutionalise, send, charge(verb)
cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
"After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison"
to establish as a normal practice
to commit a person to confinement in an institution
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