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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Caricature \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. [1913 Webster] 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.] [1913 Webster] The truest likeness of the prince of French literature will be the one that has most of the look of a caricature. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] A grotesque caricature of virtue. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]