deinstitutionalize
transitive verb see deinstitutionalization

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • deinstitutionalize — (Amer.) v. discharge a person (such as a mental patient) from institutional care (such as a hospital, asylum etc.) for placement in the community; reform or modify an institution as to remove its stigma (also deinstitutionalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deinstitutionalize — [dē΄in stə to͞o′shən ə līz΄, dē΄in stətyo͞o′shən ə līz΄] vt. deinstitutionalized, deinstitutionalizing to discharge (a patient) as from a mental institution deinstitutionalization n …   English World dictionary

  • deinstitutionalize — deinstitutionalization, n. /dee in sti tooh sheuh nl uyz , tyooh , dee in /, v., deinstitutionalized, deinstitutionalizing. v.t. 1. to release (a mentally or physically handicapped person) from a hospital, asylum, home, or other institution with… …   Universalium

  • deinstitutionalize — verb To perform deinstitutionalization upon …   Wiktionary

  • deinstitutionalize — or deinstitutionalise verb discharge (a long term inmate) from an institution such as a psychiatric hospital or prison. Derivatives deinstitutionalization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • deinstitutionalize — de·institutionalize …   English syllables

  • deinstitutionalize — de•in•sti•tu•tion•al•ize [[t]diˌɪn stɪˈtu ʃə nlˌaɪz, ˈtyu , ˌdi ɪn [/t]] v. ized, iz•ing 1) cvb to release (a mental patient, disabled person, etc.) from institutionalized care and treat or support with community resources 2) cvb to free from the …   From formal English to slang

  • deinstitutionalize — v.tr. (also ise) (usu. as deinstitutionalized adj.) remove from an institution or from the effects of institutional life. Derivatives: deinstitutionalization n …   Useful english dictionary

  • deinstitutionalized — deinstitutionalize (Amer.) v. discharge a person (such as a mental patient) from institutional care (such as a hospital, asylum etc.) for placement in the community; reform or modify an institution as to remove its stigma (also… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deinstitutionalizes — deinstitutionalize (Amer.) v. discharge a person (such as a mental patient) from institutional care (such as a hospital, asylum etc.) for placement in the community; reform or modify an institution as to remove its stigma (also… …   English contemporary dictionary

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