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sensationalize

[ sen-sey-shuh-nl-ahyz ]
/ s蓻n藞se瑟 蕛蓹 nl藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), sen路sa路tion路al路ized, sen路sa路tion路al路iz路ing.
to make sensational.
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Also especially British, sen路sa路tion路al路ise .

Origin of sensationalize

First recorded in 1850鈥55; sensational + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM sensationalize

de路sen路sa路tion路al路ize, verb (used with object), de路sen路sa路tion路al路ized, de路sen路sa路tion路al路iz路ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for sensationalize

sensationalize

sensationalise

/ (s蓻n藞se瑟蕛蓹n蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to cause (events, esp in newspaper reports) to seem more vivid, shocking, etc, than they really are
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