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institutionalizeverb [T]

(UK usually institutionalise) uk   /ˌɪn.stɪˈtjuː.ʃən.ə.laɪz/  us   /-ˈtuː-/
(Definition of institutionalize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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institutionalizeverb [T]

 us   /ˌɪn·stəˈtu·ʃə·nəlˌɑɪz/
to ​send someone to ​stay or ​live in an institution, esp. a ​hospital for ​people who are ​mentallyill: Martin had to be institutionalized for several ​months during his last ​depression.
(Definition of institutionalize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “institutionalize”
in Chinese (Simplified) 地方, 把(某人)送到收容机构…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地方, 把(某人)送到收容機構…
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