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addaword.gifdefinition of medicalize

(also medicalise)
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 09:51:00
Definition of medicalize from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online


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