Definition of institutionalize
- institutionalized housing
- institutionalized values
- Thirty years ago doctors routinely advised parents to institutionalize children with Down syndrome and other disabilities …
It will take time to institutionalize these reforms.
They had to institutionalize their youngest son.
She was institutionalized for seven years.
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to cause to suffer severely from hunger
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