slightly eccentric or mentally disordered.
amusingly whimsical, prankish, silly, or the like.
Origin of pixilated
verb (used with object), pix·el·at·ed, pix·el·at·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·el·at·ed, pix·el·at·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.
Also especially British, pix·el·late.Sometimes pix·i·late.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
adjective mainly US
Derived Formspixilation or pixillation, noun
eccentric or whimsical
Word Origin for pixilated
C20: from pixie + -lated, as in stimulated, titillated, etc
Derived Formspixelation or pixellation, noun
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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Word Origin and History for pixilated
"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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