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(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that uses reasoning to block out emotional stress and conflict

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You can't intellectualize recovery, and sometimes that's where I fall short.
But Darrieussecq's vision overextends itself elsewhere into a confusing scramble to intellectualize a pig-woman's wallowing in self-pity, and the humorous slips into the gratuitously cruel: "The slippery parquet began to get sticky with all that blood, which sort of helped me to regain my balance, at least.
Thanks to the scientific accumulation of fraud investigation information, we can address customer complaints in product development and underwriting, standardize and intellectualize accident investigation, and improve claim agents' performance and efficiency.
While local architects intellectualize and debate the structure's conceptual strength--as the pixellated concrete fuselage is steadily sheathed in multiple layers of profiled metal and glass louvres--for Nouvel and his team the facade's apparent complexity condenses their vision of the tower as a fluid mass; a 142m geyser piercing the ground under a consistent and measured pressure.
My previous experience with reemits is that they can often intellectualize what minorities may experience, but they can't always feel it emotionally.
We can talk about dance and intellectualize about it forever.
We are not meant to understand Natkin's picture, any more than we are meant to intellectualize during our silences.
Script and shooting style are happily straightforward, with no attempt made to intellectualize the notion of why pueblo after pueblo--Burmeister has made close to 60 films in all--should choose to take part.