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From hyperbole +‎ -ize.



hyperbolize (third-person singular simple present hyperbolizes, present participle hyperbolizing, simple past and past participle hyperbolized)

  1. (intransitive, now rare) To exaggerate, use hyperbole.
  2. (transitive, now rare) To represent or talk about with hyperbole.
    • , Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.203:
      to purchase credit to their judgement, and draw you on to beleeve them, they commonly adorne, enlarge, yea, and Hyperbolize the matter.
    • 2000, Vivian Carol Sobchack, Meta Morphing, page 123:
      But what is this metasubstance that blinks at us from the apex of the morph, and that in Terminator 2 is hyperbolized in the quicksilver substratum of the T-1000?