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pixelate

[ pik-suh-leyt ]
/ 藞p瑟k s蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with object), pix路el路at路ed, pix路el路at路ing.
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.
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), pix路el路at路ed, pix路el路at路ing.
(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.
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Also especially British, pix路el路late . Sometimes pix路i路late .

Origin of pixelate

OTHER WORDS FROM pixelate

pix路el路a路tion, pix路el路i路za路tion [pik-suh-luh-zey-shuhn], /藢p瑟k s蓹 l蓹藞ze瑟 蕛蓹n/, especially British, pix路el路la路tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for pixelate

pixelate

pixellate

/ (藞p瑟ks瑟藢le瑟t) /

verb
to blur (a video image) by overlaying it with a grid of squares, usually to disguise the identity of a person

Derived forms of pixelate

pixelation or pixellation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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