ensmallen

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Etymology[edit]

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.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪnˈsmɔːlən/, (US) IPA(key): /ɛnˈsmɔlən/
  • Hyphenation: en‧small‧en

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ensmallen (third-person singular simple present ensmallens, present participle ensmallening, simple past and past participle ensmallened)

  1. (humorous) To make smaller, such as by reducing the resolution of an image file.

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