pathologize

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verb pa·thol·o·gize \pə-ˈthä-lə-ˌjīz\

Definition of pathologize

pathologized

;

pathologizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to view or characterize as medically or psychologically abnormal natural hormonal shifts have been pathologized — Joyce C. Mills

1649

First Known Use of pathologize

1649


Medical Dictionary

pathologize

transitive verb pa·thol·o·gize
variants: or chiefly British

pathologise

\-ˌjīz\

Medical Definition of pathologize

pathologized

or chiefly British

pathologised

;

pathologizing

or chiefly British

pathologising

  1. :  to view or characterize as medically or psychologically abnormal natural hormonal shifts have been pathologized—Joyce C. Mills pathologizing childhood behavior—Ruth Shalit

pathologization

or chiefly British

pathologisation

\pə-ˌthäl-ə-jə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

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