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Princeton's WordNet

  1. institutionalized, institutionalisedadjective

    officially placed in or committed to a specialized institution

    "had hopes of rehabilitating the institutionalized juvenile delinquents"

  2. institutionalized, institutionalisedadjective

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

    "institutionalized graft"; "institutionalized suicide as practiced in Japan"


  1. institutionalizedadjective

    of or relating to something that has been established as an institution

    It is very difficult to get bureaucracies to abandon their institutionalized practices.

  2. institutionalizedadjective

    of or relating to someone who has been committed to an institution, such as a prison or an insane asylum

    Once a potential employer learns that you've been institutionalized, you can forget about getting the job.


  1. institutionalized

    Institutionalization is a concept in sociology.


  1. Institutionalized

    "Institutionalized" is a song by the American crossover thrash band Suicidal Tendencies. It was released in 1983 as the only single from their debut album, Suicidal Tendencies. It is often classified as the band's signature song and would be re-recorded for the album Still Cyco After All These Years ten years later. The 1993 version was nominated for the Grammy for Best Metal Performance in 1994. The original version of the song was featured on the long-out of print compilation album F.N.G., while the Still Cyco After All These Years version appears on Prime Cuts and Playlist: The Very Best of Suicidal Tendencies, which was not endorsed by the band. The song was also included in the 12-inch EP Institutionalised, which was released exclusively in the UK in 1988 after Suicidal Tendencies had risen in popularity.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of institutionalized in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of institutionalized in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of institutionalized in a Sentence

  1. Marianne Williamson:

    The first enslaved persons are brought over in 1619, slavery not abolished until 1865. That's 250 years, followed by another hundred years of institutionalized violence against black people, that's 350 years of institutionalized violence.

  2. Dick Pound:

    My impression from what I've seen and heard is that there is no connection with the institutionalized doping we had in Sochi, it seems to be a totally different case, but again, it is difficult to have an opinion without all the details.

  3. Antony Blinken:

    I have repeated on numerous occasions that Russian aggression against Ukraine will end on the day Ukraine's placed as part of the West is institutionalized and undoubted. Today, we have made another important step in that direction.

  4. Trevanian from the novel "Shibumi":

    It was not their irritating assumption of equality that annoyed Nicholai so much as their cultural confusions. The Americans seemed to confuse standard of living with quality of life, equal opportunity with institutionalized mediocrity, bravery with courage, machismo with manhood, liberty with freedom, wordiness with articulation, fun with pleasure - in short, all of the misconceptions common to those who assume that justice implies equality for all, rather than equality for equals.

  5. Lee Zeldin:

    Andrew Cuomo must resign or be impeached. Cuomo institutionalized widespread abuse within his administration and tried to silence his many victims, which enabled him to continue openly preying on those around him. Over the last few months, Cuomo has continued his attempts to undermine the investigations into his wrongdoing and those carrying them out, and I have no doubt he will continue to do so following the release of the report.

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  • Schumacher Cheryl
    Schumacher Cheryl
    When you've been inside an institution for a while you become institutionalized, which means when you get out of these groups, be it jail, or home for children, any place where you live in a group envirement , then you are released, you will basically try and do anything you can to be placed back in that situation, It happened to me as a teen ager, I was in one Orphanage and one Girls Home, when I finally turned of age I was released. I wanted to go back, I felt safe, but I was too old and had to chage my way of thinking or I would have ended in prison 
    LikeReply 26 years ago
    • Aviv Ben Efraim
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