institutionalized Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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mainly disapproving (UK usually institutionalised) uk   /ˌɪn.stɪˈtjuː.ʃən.ə.laɪzd/  us   /-ˈtuː-/
If someone ​becomes institutionalized, they ​graduallybecome less ​able to ​think and ​actindependently, because of having ​lived for a ​longtime under the ​rules of an ​institution: We need to ​avoid long-stay ​patients in the ​hospitalbecoming institutionalized.
(Definition of institutionalized from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “institutionalized”
in Chinese (Simplified) (因长期生活在收容机构)缺乏自理能力的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (因長期生活在收容機構)缺乏自理能力的…
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