reinstitutionalization

institutionalize

[in-sti-too-shuh-nl-ahyz, -tyoo-]
verb (used with object), institutionalized, institutionalizing.
1.
to make institutional.
2.
to make into or treat as an institution: the danger of institutionalizing racism.
3.
to place or confine in an institution, especially one for the care of mental illness, alcoholism, etc.
Also, especially British, institutionalise.


Origin:
1860–65; institutional + -ize

institutionalization, noun
reinstitutionalization, noun
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institutionalize or institutionalise (ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃənəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  (tr; often passive) to subject to the deleterious effects of confinement in an institution: a mental patient who was institutionalized into boredom and apathy
2.  (tr) to place in an institution
3.  to make or become an institution
 
institutionalise or institutionalise
 
vb
 
institutionali'zation or institutionalise
 
n
 
institutionali'sation or institutionalise
 
n

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institutionalize
"to put into institutional life" (usually depreciatory), 1905; see institution
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institutionalize in·sti·tu·tion·a·lize (ĭn'stĭ-tōō'shə-nə-līz', -tyōō'-)
v. in·sti·tu·tion·al·ized, in·sti·tu·tion·al·iz·ing, in·sti·tu·tion·al·iz·es
To place a person in the care of an institution, especially one providing care for the disabled or mentally ill.


in'sti·tu'tion·al·i·za'tion (-shə-nə-lĭ-zā'shən) n.
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