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Definition of institutionalized adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    institutionalized

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    adjective
    NAmE//ˌɪnstəˈtuʃənəˌlaɪzd//
     
     
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  1. 1(usually disapproving) that has happened or been done for so long that it is considered normal institutionalized racism
  2. 2(of people) lacking the ability to live and think independently because they have spent so long in an institution institutionalized patients
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