medicalize

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verb med·i·cal·ize \ˈme-di-kə-ˌlīz\

Definition of medicalize

medicalized

;

medicalizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to view or treat as a medical concern, problem, or disorder those who seek to dispose of social problems by medicalizing them — Liam Hudson

medicalization

play \ˌme-di-kə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of medicalize

1970


Medical Dictionary

medicalize

transitive verb med·i·cal·ize
variants: or British

medicalise

\ˈmed-ə-kə-ˌlīz\

Medical Definition of medicalize

medicalized

or British

medicalised

;

medicalizing

or British

medicalising

  1. :  to view or treat as a medical concern, problem, or disorder those who seek to dispose of social problems by medicalizing them—Liam Hudson the Western model of medicalized birth…in order to reduce potential risk—Judith Fitzpatrick

medicalization

or British

medicalisation

\ˌmed-ə-kə-lə-ˈzā-shən\play noun

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