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institutionalize

verb [T]  us   /ˌɪn·stəˈtu·ʃə·nəlˌɑɪz/
to send someone to stay or live in an institution, esp. a hospital for people who are mentally ill: Martin had to be institutionalized for several months during his last depression.
Translations of “institutionalize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 地方, 把(某人)送到收容機構…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地方, 把(某人)送到收容机构…
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