depathologize

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de- +‎ pathologize

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depathologize (third-person singular simple present depathologizes, present participle depathologizing, simple past and past participle depathologized)

  1. (transitive) To cease to treat as a medical disorder.
    • 2006, Paisley Currah, Richard M. Juang, Shannon Minter, Transgender Rights (page 172)
      [] by the 1970s, members of Tri-Ess were engineering newspaper articles and appearances on television to popularize and depathologize cross-dressing and help isolated heterosexual cross-dressers and their wives obtain support.

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