Small + en- -en, by analogy with embiggen. Attested from 2002.
Logical antonym of "embiggen," a humorous neologism coined by television writer David X. Cohen; see 1996 quotation.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ɪnˈsmɔːlən/, (US) IPA(key): /ɛnˈsmɔlən/
- Hyphenation: en‧small‧en
ensmallen (third-person singular simple present ensmallens, present participle ensmallening, simple past and past participle ensmallened)
- (humorous) To make smaller, such as by reducing the resolution of an image file.