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intellectualize

verb [I or T] (UK usually intellectualise) uk   /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.
intellectualism
noun [U] uk   us   /-lɪ.zəm/ usually disapproving
Translations of “intellectualize”
in Chinese (Traditional) (對…)作純理性的探討…
in Chinese (Simplified) (对…)作纯理性的探讨…
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