de- + big + -(ul)ate. From a fictional shrink ray called The Debigulator, featured in the 1996 episode "Treehouse of Horror VII" of the American animated television series The Simpsons.
debigulate (third-person singular simple present debigulates, present participle debigulating, simple past and past participle debigulated)
- (rare, humorous) To reduce or shrink; to make or become smaller.
2000 February 27, Ben Mann, “Re: X'tapolapocetl (Quetzelsacatanango?)”, in alt.tv.simpsons, Usenet:
> think moe will get his ears enlarged 2.27.00?
No, he'll get them debigulated.
2002 October 22, Ed, “Button to enlarge or debigulate size of text?”, in netscape.public.mozilla.wishlist, Usenet:
2008 May 13, Ron Newcomb, “I7: Dynamic Tables extension for Glulx”, in rec.arts.int-fiction, Usenet:
Does debigulating a table first delete blank rows? (I don't know if blank rows are always at the end or not.)
- For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:debigulate.