follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

deinstitutionalize

[dee-in-sti-too-shuh-nl-ahyz, -tyoo-, dee-in-] /diˌɪn stɪˈtu ʃə nlˌaɪz, -ˈtyu-, ˌdi ɪn-/
verb (used with object), deinstitutionalized, deinstitutionalizing.
1.
to release (a person with mental or physical disabilities) from a hospital, asylum, home, or other institution with the intention of providing treatment, support, or rehabilitation primarily through community resources under the supervision of health-care professionals or facilities.
2.
to remove (care, therapy, etc.) from the confines of an institution by providing treatment, support, or the like through community facilities.
3.
to free from the confines or limitations of an institution.
4.
to free from the bureaucracy and complex procedures associated with institutions.
verb (used without object), deinstitutionalized, deinstitutionalizing.
5.
to give up or lose institutional character or status; become deinstitutionalized.
Also, de-institutionalize; especially British, deinstitutionalise.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; de- + institutionalize
Related forms
deinstitutionalization, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for deinstitutionalize

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for deinstitutionalize

0
32
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for deinstitutionalize