pathologize

verb pa·thol·o·gize \ pə-ˈthä-lə-ˌjīz \

Definition of pathologize

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

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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
: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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