intellectualize

verb in·tel·lec·tu·al·ize \ ˌin-tə-ˈlek-chə-wə-ˌlīz , -chə-ˌlīz , -shwə-ˌlīz , -chü(-ə)-ˌlīz \

Definition of intellectualize

intellectualized; intellectualizing
transitive verb
:to give rational form or content to

intellectualization

play \ˌin-tə-ˌlek-chə-wə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -chə-lə-, -shwə-lə-, -chü(-ə)-lə-\ noun

intellectualizer

play \ˌin-tə-ˈlek-chə-wə-ˌlī-zər, -chə-ˌlī-, -shwə-ˌlī-, -chü(-ə)-ˌlī-\ noun

First Known Use of intellectualize

circa 1792


Medical Dictionary

intellectualize

transitive verb in·tel·lec·tu·al·ize
variants: or chiefly British intellectualise play \ˌint-ᵊl-ˈek-chə(-wə)-ˌlīz, -ˈeksh-wə-\

medical Definition of intellectualize

intellectualized or chiefly British intellectualised; intellectualizing or chiefly British intellectualising
1 :to give rational form or content to
2 :to avoid conscious recognition of the emotional basis of (an act or feeling) by substituting a superficially plausible explanation
  • conflicts that are intellectualized
  • —L. E. Hinsie

intellectualization

or chiefly British intellectualisation play \-ˌek-chə(-wə)-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

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