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verb [transitive]     medicalize pronunciation in American English
/ˈmedɪk(ə)laɪz/
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present tense
I/you/we/theymedicalize
he/she/itmedicalizes
present participlemedicalizing
past tensemedicalized
past participlemedicalized
  1. 1
    to treat something as a medical problem, especially when there is no need to do so

    He has written a book with an intention to medicalize a new mental disorder.

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