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intellectualize

verb [I or T] uk (UK usually intellectualise)   /ˌɪn.təlˈek.tju.ə.laɪz/ us    /-t̬əlˈek.tʃu-/
to think about or discuss a subject in a detailed and intellectual way, without involving your emotions or feelings: She couldn't stand all that pointless intellectualizing about subjects that just didn't matter.Logic and reason
intellectualism
noun [U] uk   /-lɪ.zəm/ usually disapproving us  
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