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pixilated

[pik-suh-ley-tid]
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adjective
  1. slightly eccentric or mentally disordered.
  2. amusingly whimsical, prankish, silly, or the like.
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Origin of pixilated

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

pixelate

[pik-suh-leyt]
verb (used with object), pix·el·at·ed, pix·el·at·ing.
  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.
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verb (used without object), pix·el·at·ed, pix·el·at·ing.
  1. (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·el·late.Sometimes pix·i·late.

Origin of pixelate

Related formspix·el·a·tion, pix·el·i·za·tion [pik-suh-luh-zey-shuh n] /ˌpɪk sə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/, especially British, pix·el·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pixilated

pixilated

pixillated

adjective mainly US
  1. eccentric or whimsical
  2. slang drunk
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Derived Formspixilation or pixillation, noun

Word Origin

C20: from pixie + -lated, as in stimulated, titillated, etc

pixelate

pixellate

verb
  1. to blur (a video image) by overlaying it with a grid of squares, usually to disguise the identity of a person
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Derived Formspixelation or pixellation, noun
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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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