pixilated

[pik-suh-ley-tid]

Origin:
1840–50, Americanism; pix(ie) + (tit)illated

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pixelate

[pik-suh-leyt]
verb (used with object), pixelated, pixelating.
1.
in computer graphics and digital photography, to cause (an image) to break up into pixels, as by overenlarging the image: When enlarging a photograph, first increase the resolution to avoid pixelating it.
2.
to blur (parts of a digital image) by creating unclear, pixel-like patches, for purposes of censorship or to maintain the anonymity of the subject: Police have asked the media to pixelate the faces of the men who were taken into custody.
verb (used without object), pixelated, pixelating.
3.
(of a computer graphic or other digital image) to break up into visible pixels: We tried to watch the old, scratched DVD, but the image pixelated before our eyes.
Also, especially British, pixellate.
Sometimes, pixilate.


Origin:
pixel + -ate1

pixelation, pixelization [pik-suh-luh-zey-shuhn] . especially British, pixellation, noun
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pixilated or pixillated (ˈpɪksɪˌleɪtɪd)
 
adj
1.  eccentric or whimsical
2.  slang drunk
 
[C20: from pixie + -lated, as in stimulated, titillated, etc]
 
pixillated or pixillated
 
adj
 
[C20: from pixie + -lated, as in stimulated, titillated, etc]
 
pixi'lation or pixillated
 
n
 
pixil'lation or pixillated
 
n

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Main Entry:  pixilated2
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  See pixelated
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Word Origin & History

pixilated
"mildly insane, bewildered, tipsy," 1848, from pixie (q.v.) + -lated, as in titillated, etc., perhaps influenced by or a variant of pixie-led. A New England dialect word popularized by 1936 by movie "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town."
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Slang Dictionary

pixilated definition


and pixolated
  1. mod.
    bewildered. : That little old lady is pixilated.
  2. mod.
    alcohol intoxicated; tipsy. : She seems a bit pixolated. She's probably been drinking.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
Artists attempt to capture their images on canvas and in the pixilated world of
  computers screens.
Darker colors fared poorer with pixilated image noise and occasional speckling
  of middle hues.
Photos on the low-resolution screen looked coarse and slightly pixilated.
We suspect that the filmmakers were a bit pixilated as well.
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