intellectualisation

World English Dictionary
intellectualize or intellectualise (ˌɪntɪˈlɛktʃʊəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to make or become intellectual
2.  (tr) to treat or consider in an intellectual way; rationalize
 
intellectualise or intellectualise
 
vb
 
intellectualization or intellectualise
 
n
 
intellectualisation or intellectualise
 
n
 
intellectualizer or intellectualise
 
n
 
intellectualiser or intellectualise
 
n

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intellectualisation

noun
(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that uses reasoning to block out emotional stress and conflict [syn: intellectualization
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