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institutionalize

verb [T] (PLACE) (UK usually institutionalise)     /ˌɪn.stɪˈtjuː.ʃən.ə.laɪz/ US  /-ˈtuː-/
to send someone, especially someone who is not able to live independently, to live in an institutionAccommodating people
(Definition of institutionalize verb (PLACE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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