Definition of medicalize
: to view or treat as a medical concern, problem, or disorder <those who seek to dispose of social problems by medicalizing them — Liam Hudson>
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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
: 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>
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