Definitions for exaggeratory
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ex•ag•ger•ateɪgˈzædʒ əˌreɪt(v.)-at•ed, -at•ing.
(v.t.)to magnify beyond the limits of truth; overstate; represent disproportionately:
He exaggerates his accomplishments.
to increase or enlarge abnormally:
That dress exaggerates my thinness.
(v.i.)to employ exaggeration, as in speech or writing.
Origin of exaggerate:
1525–35; < L exaggerātus, ptp. of exaggerāre to heap up, make greater =ex-ex -1+aggerāre to pile, der. of agger rubble, mound
containing, or tending to, exaggeration; exaggerative
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