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melodramatize

[mel-uh-dram-uh-tahyz, -drah-muh-] /ˌmɛl əˈdræm əˌtaɪz, -ˈdrɑ mə-/
verb (used with object), melodramatized, melodramatizing.
1.
to make melodramatic.
2.
to turn (a novel, story, etc.) into a melodrama.
Also, especially British, melodramatise.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; melodrama + (drama)tize
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British Dictionary definitions for melodramatize

melodramatize

/ˌmɛləʊˈdræməˌtaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make melodramatic
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