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melodramatize

[ mel-uh-dram-uh-tahyz, -drah-muh- ]
/ 藢m蓻l 蓹藞dr忙m 蓹藢ta瑟z, -藞dr蓱 m蓹- /
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verb (used with object), mel路o路dram路a路tized, mel路o路dram路a路tiz路ing.
to make melodramatic.
to turn (a novel, story, etc.) into a melodrama.
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Also especially British, mel路o路dram路a路tise .

Origin of melodramatize

First recorded in 1810鈥20; melodrama + (drama)tize

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British Dictionary definitions for melodramatize

melodramatize

melodramatise

/ (藢m蓻l蓹蕣藞dr忙m蓹藢ta瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to make melodramatic
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