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deinstitutionalization

noun de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·iza·tion
\(ˌ)dē-ˌin(t)-stə-ˌt(y)üsh-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌt(y)ü-shən-əl-ə-ˈzā-\

Medical Definition of DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION

:  the release of institutionalized individuals from institutional care (as in a psychiatric hospital) to care in the community
de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·ize \-ˈt(y)üsh-nə-ˌlīz, -ˈt(y)ü-shən-əl-ˌīz\ transitive verb, de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·ized de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·iz·ing

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