non·​in·​sti·​tu·​tion·​al·​ized ˌnän-ˌin(t)-stə-ˈt(y)ü-shnə-ˌlīzd How to pronounce noninstitutionalized (audio)
: not institutionalized
especially : not placed in the care of an institution
noninstitutionalized adults
the noninstitutionalized population

Examples of noninstitutionalized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Disability status of the civilian noninstitutionalized population: 10% of people are disabled. Dallas News, 14 Sep. 2022 It factors in only noninstitutionalized civilians ages 16 and older. Salvador Rizzo, Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noninstitutionalized was in 1904

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“Noninstitutionalized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


variants also British noninstitutionalised
: not institutionalized
especially : not having been placed in a special institution
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