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Verb: institutionalize  ,in-sti't(y)oo-shu-nu,lIz
  1. Cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
    "After the second episode, she had to be institutionalized";
    - commit, institutionalise [Brit], send, charge
     
  2. Establish as a normal practice
    - institutionalise [Brit]

Derived forms: institutionalizing, institutionalizes, institutionalized

Type of: transfer

Encyclopedia: Institutionalize