institutionalized

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Verb[edit]

institutionalized

  1. simple past tense and past participle of institutionalize

Adjective[edit]

institutionalized (comparative more institutionalized, superlative most institutionalized)

  1. of or relating to something that has been established as an institution
    It is very difficult to get bureaucracies to abandon their institutionalized practices.
  2. of or relating to someone who has been committed to an institution, such as a prison or an insane asylum
    Once a potential employer learns that you've been institutionalized, you can forget about getting the job.