Meaning of melodramatize

mel•o•dram•a•tize

Pronunciation: (mel"u-dram'u-tīz", -drä'mu-), [key]
— -tized, -tiz•ing.
  1. to make melodramatic.
  2. to turn (a novel, story, etc.) into a melodrama.
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