deinstitutionalize


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de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·ize

 (dē-ĭn′stĭ-to͞o′shə-nə-līz′, -tyo͞o′-)
tr.v. de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·ized, de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·iz·ing, de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·iz·es
1. To remove the status of an institution from.
2. To release (a mental health patient, for example) from an institution for placement and care in the community.

de·in′sti·tu′tion·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

de•in•sti•tu•tion•al•ize

(diˌɪn stɪˈtu ʃə nlˌaɪz, -ˈtyu-, ˌdi ɪn-)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
1. to release (a mental patient, disabled person, etc.) from institutionalized care and treat or support with community resources.
2. to free from the complexity of a bureaucracy.
[1960–65]
de•in`sti•tu`tion•al•i•za′tion, n.
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