[ sen-sey-shuh-nl-ahyz ]
/ sɛnˈseɪ ʃə nlˌaɪz /
verb (used with object), sen·sa·tion·al·ized, sen·sa·tion·al·iz·ing.
to make sensational.
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Also especially British, sen·sa·tion·al·ise.
OTHER WORDS FROM sensationalizede·sen·sa·tion·al·ize, verb (used with object), de·sen·sa·tion·al·ized, de·sen·sa·tion·al·iz·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for sensationalize
/ (sɛnˈseɪʃənəˌlaɪz) /
(tr) to cause (events, esp in newspaper reports) to seem more vivid, shocking, etc, than they really are
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