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embiggen

[ em-big-uhn ]
/ ɛmˈbɪg ən /
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verb (used with or without object) Informal: Often Facetious.

to make or become bigger: You can spot my sister if you embiggen the photo.

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Origin of embiggen

First recorded in 1880–85 as an example of a barbarism; made popular in 1996 in an episode of the TV show The Simpsons;em-1 + big1 + -en1
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