Definition of pathologize in English:

pathologize

Syllabification: pa·thol·o·gize
Pronunciation: /pəˈTHäləˌjīz
 
/

verb

[with object]
  • Regard or treat (someone or something) as psychologically abnormal or unhealthy.
    More example sentences
    • ‘It's important that we don't pathologize Aboriginal people,’ she adds.
    • We need to take psychiatrically labeled people in our communities seriously, not patronize or pathologize them.
    • They cannot champion gun ownership or housewifery because their theories pathologize those choices.

Derivatives

pathologization

Pronunciation: /pəˌTHäləjəˈzāSHən/
noun
More example sentences
  • I'm torn over the pathologization of high-tech interruptions.
  • The sitter's intense glance back at the viewer somehow disallows objectification, as well as any pathologization.
  • The pervasive pathologization of the healthy workings of the female reproductive system irks me to a great degree, and I applaud the authors for challenging it.

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