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Princeton's WordNet

  1. institutionalized, institutionalised(adj)

    officially placed in or committed to a specialized institution

    "had hopes of rehabilitating the institutionalized juvenile delinquents"

  2. institutionalized, institutionalised(adj)

    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. institutionalized(Adjective)

    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. institutionalized(Adjective)

    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

    "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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How to say institutionalized in sign language?

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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. Valerie Wilson:

    It really is heartbreaking because these kids are in institutionalized homes ; they are n’t getting the families that they deserve.

  2. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva:

    Colorblind racism is the new racial music most people dance to, the 'new racism' is subtle, institutionalized and seemingly nonracial.

  3. Bryan Carter:

    It is not clear yet if the change in economic policy is being institutionalized or if it only has the lifespan of this one man in the administration.

  4. Valerie Wilson:

    I really want a family, it really is heartbreaking because these kids are in institutionalized homes ; they are n’t getting the families that they deserve.

  5. Adib Shishakly:

    In Syria we only had the Baath Party and the Muslim Brotherhood, so they are more organized and institutionalized than anyone else because they have such a long history.

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