pathologize


pa·thol·o·gize

verb \pə-ˈthä-lə-ˌjīz\
pa·thol·o·gizedpa·thol·o·giz·ing

Definition of PATHOLOGIZE

transitive verb
:  to view or characterize as medically or psychologically abnormal <natural hormonal shifts have been pathologized — Joyce C. Mills>

First Known Use of PATHOLOGIZE

1649

pa·thol·o·gize

transitive verb    (Medical Dictionary)
pa·thol·o·gized or chiefly British pa·thol·o·gisedpa·thol·o·giz·ing or chiefly British pa·thol·o·gis·ing

Medical Definition of PATHOLOGIZE

: to view or characterize as medically or psychologically abnormal <natural hormonal shifts have been pathologized—Joyce C. Mills> <pathologizing childhood behavior—Ruth Shalit>
pa·thol·o·gi·za·tion or chiefly British pa·thol·o·gi·sa·tion \pə-ˌthäl-ə-jə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Variants of PATHOLOGIZE

pa·thol·o·gize or chiefly British pa·thol·o·gise \-ˌjīz\

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