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deinstitutionalization

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noun de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·i·za·tion \(ˌ)dē-ˌin(t)-stə-ˌtü-shə-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌtyü-\

Definition of deinstitutionalization

  1. 1 :  the release of institutionalized individuals from institutional care (as in a psychiatric hospital) to care in the community

  2. 2 :  the reform or modification of an institution to remove or disguise its institutional character

deinstitutionalize play \-ˈtü-shə-nə-ˌlīz, -ˈtyü-\ transitive verb


1955

First Known Use of deinstitutionalization

1955


Medical Dictionary

deinstitutionalization

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noun de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·iza·tion \(ˌ)dē-ˌin(t)-stə-ˌt(y)üsh-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌt(y)ü-shən-əl-ə-ˈzā-\

Medical Definition of deinstitutionalization

  1. :  the release of institutionalized individuals from institutional care (as in a psychiatric hospital) to care in the community

deinstitutionalize \-ˈt(y)üsh-nə-ˌlīz, -ˈt(y)ü-shən-əl-ˌīz\play transitive verb deinstitutionalized; deinstitutionalizing



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