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pathologize

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verb pa·thol·o·gize \pə-ˈthä-lə-ˌjīz\

Definition of pathologize

pa·thol·o·gizedpa·thol·o·giz·ing

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



1649

First Known Use of pathologize

1649


Medical Dictionary

pathologize

transitive verb pa·thol·o·gize

Medical Definition of pathologize

pa·thol·o·gized or chiefly British pa·thol·o·gisedpa·thol·o·giz·ing or chiefly British pa·thol·o·gis·ing

  1. :  to view or characterize as medically or psychologically abnormal <natural hormonal shifts have been pathologized—Joyce C. Mills> <pathologizing childhood behavior—Ruth Shalit>

  2. 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

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

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