transitive verbpix·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.
(third-person singular simple present pixelates, present participle pixelating, simple past and past participle pixelated)
- Be careful not to confuse the simple past and past participle, pixelated, with the completely unrelated term pixilated.