Definition of institutionalized in English:

institutionalized

(British institutionalised)

adjective

  • 1Established in practice or custom.

    ‘the danger of discrimination becoming institutionalized’
  • 2Established as part of an official organization.

    ‘one of the most insidious byproducts of the Cold War, institutionalized secrecy’
  • 3(of a person) apathetic and dependent after a long period in an institution.

    ‘I became less institutionalized, more able to function as an individual’

Pronunciation

institutionalized

/ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃ(ə)n(ə)lʌɪzd/