debigulate

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Etymology[edit]

de- + big + -(ul)ate. From a fictional shrink ray called The Debigulator featured in the episode "Treehouse of Horror VII" of the American animated television series The Simpsons.

Verb[edit]

debigulate ‎(third-person singular simple present dibigulates, present participle debigulating, simple past and past participle debigulated)

  1. (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[1]:
      > 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[2]:
    • 2008 May 13, Ron Newcomb, “I7: Dynamic Tables extension for Glulx”, in rec.arts.int-fiction, Usenet[3]:
      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.

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