intellectualization


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in·tel·lec·tu·al·i·za·tion

 (ĭn′tl-ĕk′cho͞o-ə-lĭ-zā′shən)
n. Psychology
1. The act or process of intellectualizing.
2. An unconscious means of protecting oneself from the emotional stress and anxiety associated with confronting painful personal fears or problems by excessive reasoning.
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Noun1.intellectualization - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that uses reasoning to block out emotional stress and conflict
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defense - (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
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intellectualization

n (psych) intelectualización f
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