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. Having been established as an institution.
    It is very difficult to get bureaucracies to abandon their institutionalized practices.
  2. Having 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.