Definition of pathologize in English:

pathologize

Line breaks: path|olo¦gize
(also pathologise)

verb

[with object]
Regard or treat as psychologically abnormal: most of the older theories pathologize same-sex attraction
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

noun
More example sentences
  • He did not reference the discourses of religion, psychiatry, or biology - discourses that have historically been integral to the pathologization of homosexuality.
  • I'm torn over the pathologization of high-tech interruptions.
  • What is important to keep in mind is that the pathologization of sexual deviance is everywhere and at all times a function of power enacted over pleasure.

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