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or pix·il·lat·ed or pix·e·lat·ed or pix·el·lat·ed  (pĭk′sə-lā′tĭd)
1. Behaving as if mentally unbalanced; very eccentric.
2. Whimsical; prankish.
3. Slang Intoxicated; drunk.

[From pixie.]

pix′i·la′tion n.


(ˈpɪksɪˌleɪtɪd) or


1. eccentric or whimsical
2. slang drunk
[C20: from pixie + -lated, as in stimulated, titillated, etc]
ˌpixiˈlation, ˌpixilˈlation n


(ˈpɪk səˌleɪ tɪd)

1. eccentric or mentally disordered.
2. whimsical or prankish.
[1840–50; pix (ie) + (tit) illated]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pixilated - naughtily or annoyingly playfulpixilated - naughtily or annoyingly playful; "teasing and worrying with impish laughter"; "a wicked prank"
playful - full of fun and high spirits; "playful children just let loose from school"
2.pixilated - very drunkpixilated - very drunk        
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
drunk, inebriated, intoxicated - stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol); "a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors"; "helplessly inebriated"


Slang. Stupefied, excited, or muddled with alcoholic liquor:
Informal: cockeyed, stewed.
Idioms: drunk as a skunk, half-seas over, high as a kite, in one's cups, three sheets in the wind.


adj (hum inf) (= crazy, eccentric)überspannt, überkandidelt (inf); (= drunk)angeheitert (inf)
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