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pathologize

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verb, pa·thol·o·gize \pə-ˈthä-lə-ˌjīz\

Definition of pathologize

pathologizedpathologizing

  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

pathologized or chiefly British pathologised; pathologizing or chiefly British pathologising

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

pathologization or chiefly British pathologisation \pə-ˌthäl-ə-jə-ˈzā-shən\ noun


Variants of pathologize

or chiefly British pathologise \-ˌjīz\

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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "pathologize"


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