Definition of pathologize
: to view or characterize as medically or psychologically abnormal natural hormonal shifts have been pathologized — Joyce C. Mills
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Smith, who famously crafted a new genre out of the one-woman show, seeks to personalize the headlines by making us reflect on our propensity to pathologize.
Dederer refuses to pathologize or regret any of this.
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First Known Use of pathologize
Medical Definition of pathologize
pathologizedor chiefly British
pathologizingor chiefly British
: to view or characterize as medically or psychologically abnormal natural hormonal shifts have been pathologized—Joyce C. Mills pathologizing childhood behavior—Ruth Shalit
pathologizationor chiefly British
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