deinstitutionalization

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noun de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·i·za·tion \ (ˌ)dē-ˌin(t)-stə-ˌtü-shə-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən , -ˌtyü- \

Definition of deinstitutionalization

1 :the release of institutionalized individuals from institutional care (as in a psychiatric hospital) to care in the community
2 :the reform or modification of an institution to remove or disguise its institutional character

deinstitutionalize

play \-ˈtü-shə-nə-ˌlīz, -ˈtyü-\ transitive verb

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First Known Use of deinstitutionalization

1955


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deinstitutionalization

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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

deinstitutionalize

play \-ˈt(y)üsh-nə-ˌlīz, -ˈt(y)ü-shən-ᵊl-ˌīz\ transitive verb deinstitutionalizatized; deinstitutionalizatizing

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