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pix·e·late

also pix·el·late (pĭk′sə-lāt′)
tr.v. pix·e·lat·ed, pix·e·lat·ing, pix·e·lates also pix·el·lat·ed or pix·el·lat·ing or pix·el·lates
To reduce the resolution of (a digital image) by replacing groups of pixels whose values are different with groups of pixels whose values are the same, typically the minimum, maximum, or average value of the original pixels in that group. Images can be pixelated intentionally or as the accidental result of enlarging an image too far.

pix′e·la′tion (-lā′shən) n.

pixelate

(ˈpɪksɪˌleɪt) or

pixellate

vb
(Broadcasting) to blur (a video image) by overlaying it with a grid of squares, usually to disguise the identity of a person
ˌpixeˈlation, ˌpixelˈlation n

pixelate


Past participle: pixelated
Gerund: pixelating

Imperative
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would pixelate
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Past Conditional
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Translations

pixelate

vt (TV etc) → unkenntlich machen (durch Vergrößern der Bildpunkte)
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