Platonic or platonic


A descriptive term for things associated with Plato (for example, Platonic Forms or Ideas). In general usage, platonic means lofty or pure, or associated with the higher thinking capacities of people.

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A “platonic” love or a “platonic” relationship is one in which people have mental or spiritual exchanges only and refrain from physical intimacy.

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