institutionalised\ˌin(t)-stə-ˈt(y)ü-shnəl-ˌīzd, -shən-əl-\ play
Medical Definition of institutionalized
: accustomed so firmly to the care and routine of an institution as to find independent life in the outside world difficult or unmanageable Many prisoners who only need a drug or alcohol program become more institutionalized with each mandatory return.—Robert L. Johnson, Undoing Time, 2001
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