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- simple past tense and past participle of
- of or relating to something that has been established as an institution
- It is very difficult to get bureaucracies to abandon their institutionalized practices.
- 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.