Definition of mentalization in US English:

mentalization

(also mentalisation)

noun

  • Mental action or process; the action of mentalizing something.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Cox Mann (1850–1908). From mentalize + -ation.

Pronunciation

mentalization

/ˌmɛnt(ə)lʌɪˈzeɪʃn/