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medicalize

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verb med·i·cal·ize \ˈme-di-kə-ˌlīz\

Definition of medicalize

med·i·cal·izedmed·i·cal·izing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to view or treat as a medical concern, problem, or disorder <those who seek to dispose of social problems by medicalizing them — Liam Hudson>

med·i·cal·i·za·tion play \ˌme-di-kə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun


1970

First Known Use of medicalize

1970


Medical Dictionary

medicalize

transitive verb med·i·cal·ize

Medical Definition of medicalize

med·i·cal·ized or British med·i·cal·isedmed·i·cal·iz·ing or British med·i·cal·is·ing

  1. :  to view or treat as a medical concern, problem, or disorder <those who seek to dispose of social problems by medicalizing them—Liam Hudson> <the Western model of medicalized birth…in order to reduce potential risk—Judith Fitzpatrick>

  2. med·i·cal·iza·tion or British med·i·cal·isa·tion \ˌmed-ə-kə-lə-ˈzā-shən\play noun



Variants of medicalize

or British med·i·cal·ise \ˈmed-ə-kə-ˌlīz\

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