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tr.v. cin·e·ma·tized, cin·e·ma·tiz·ing, cin·e·ma·tiz·es
To adapt (a novel or a play, for example) for film or movies.

cin′e·mat′i·za′tion (-măt′ĭ-zā′shən) n.


(ˈsɪnəməˌtaɪz) or


vb (tr)
(Film) to adapt (a novel or play) for cinema


(ˈsɪn ə məˌtaɪz)

v.t. -tized, -tiz•ing.
to adapt (a novel, play, etc.) for motion pictures.
[1915–20; cinema + (drama) tize]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.cinematize - make a film of or adopt so as to make into a film; "cinematize history"
film - record in film; "The coronation was filmed"
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