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verb (used with object), hy·per·bo·lized, hy·per·bo·liz·ing.
  1. to represent or express with hyperbole or exaggeration.
Also especially British, hy·per·bo·lise.

Origin of hyperbolize

First recorded in 1590–1600; hyperbole + -ize
Related formsout·hy·per·bo·lize, verb (used with object), out·hy·per·bo·lized, out·hy·per·bo·liz·ing.
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  1. to express (something) by means of hyperbole
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