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Other Caricature Definition

[n] a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
[v] represent in or produce a caricature of; "The drawing caricatured the President"

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\Car"i*ca*ture\, n. [It. caricatura, fr. caricare to charge, overload, exaggerate. See {Charge}, v. t.]
1. An exaggeration, or distortion by exaggeration, of parts or characteristics, as in a picture.
2. A picture or other figure or description in which the peculiarities of a person or thing are so exaggerated as to appear ridiculous; a burlesque; a parody. [Formerly written {caricatura}.] The truest likeness of the prince of French literature will be the one that has most of the look of a caricature. --I. Taylor. A grotesque caricature of virtue. --Macaulay.
\Car"i*ca*ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Caricatured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Caricaturing}.] To make or draw a caricature of; to represent with ridiculous exaggeration; to burlesque. He could draw an ill face, or caricature a good one, with a masterly hand. --Lord Lyttelton.

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