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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to treat sth as a medical problem especially when there is no need to do so; to treat sb as having a medical problem even though they are not ill

    Efforts to medicalize alcoholism are anything but new.

    The signatories are concerned that up to five million healthy individuals will be "medicalised".

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 11/06/2014

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