"a dramatic representation; conversion into drama," 1796, from dramatize + noun ending -ation.
1780s, "to adopt for the stage," see drama (Greek stem dramat-) + -ize. Meaning "to express or manifest dramatically" is from 1823. Related: Dramatized; dramatizing.
updated on October 05, 2018
the play was a dramatization of a short story
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