pixelate

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pixelate (third-person singular simple present pixelates, present participle pixelating, simple past and past participle pixelated)

  1. To divide an image into pixels, or to display an image in pixels
    • 2009 2009-08-19, Andreas Kokkino, “Best in Show”, New York Times:
      In a fittingly modern use of mosaic tile, Tord Boontje pixelates his signature floral designs in a new collection of storage furniture for Bisazza Home.
  2. To transform an image into large pixels in order to hide an identity

Usage notes[edit]

  • Be careful not to confuse the simple past and past participle, pixelated, with the completely unrelated term pixilated.