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pixilated

[pik-suh-ley-tid] /ˈpɪk səˌleɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
slightly eccentric or mentally disordered.
2.
amusingly whimsical, prankish, silly, or the like.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; pix(ie) + (tit)illated

pixelate

[pik-suh-leyt] /ˈpɪk səˌleɪt/
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
Related forms
pixelation, pixelization [pik-suh-luh-zey-shuh n] /ˌpɪk sə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA). especially British, pixellation, noun
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Examples from the web for pixilated
  • 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.
  • These survivors offer newly minted bloggers a pixilated blueprint for how to rise above the chaos of the blogosphere.
  • When magnification is increased, characters must not be blurred and images no pixilated.
  • Images may appear pixilated on screen, but will print nicely.
  • Digital images that are grainy or pixilated will not be considered.
  • Rather, they are pixilated, chalky and blurred images.
  • Digitized photographs will not be accepted if visible dots distort the image making it look grainy or pixilated.
British Dictionary definitions for pixilated

pixilated

/ˈpɪksɪˌleɪtɪd/
adjective (mainly US)
1.
eccentric or whimsical
2.
(slang) drunk
Derived Forms
pixilation, pixillation, noun
Word Origin
C20: from pixie + -lated, as in stimulated, titillated, etc

pixelate

/ˈpɪksɪˌleɪt/
verb
1.
to blur (a video image) by overlaying it with a grid of squares, usually to disguise the identity of a person
Derived Forms
pixelation, pixellation, noun
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Contemporary definitions for pixilated
adjective

See pixelated

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Word Origin and History for pixilated
adj.

"mildly insane, bewildered, tipsy," 1848, pix-e-lated, from pixie + -lated, as in elated, etc., perhaps influenced by or a variant of pixie-led. A New England dialect word popularized 1936 by its use in movie "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town."

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Slang definitions & phrases for pixilated

pixilated

adjective
  1. Crazy; eccentric; confused (1848+)
  2. Drunk (1955+)

[fr enchantment by pixies; revived and popularized by the 1936 movie Mr. Deeds Goes to Town]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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