Definitions

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  • verb rare, nonstandard To enlarge or grow; to make or become bigger.

Etymologies

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From em- + big + -en.

Examples

  • +2 points: Using the neologism 'embiggen'- in which I imagine/hope is a Simpsons reference

    Forbes.com: News

  • And - just a thought - "embiggen" is already part of children's vocabulary from The Simpsons - a "perfectly cromulent word" so could you use it and by analogy "ensmallen"?

    Going digital - with 26 crows and a bucket

  • I'm concerned re the "embiggen" usage...just what do you spend your time doing?

    Give It Up: The Best Gift is Nothing at All

  • Julie at No Fancy Name takes you through the enhanced feed features of Feedflare, complete with screenshots and the repeated use of the verb "embiggen," which always makes me smile:FeedFlare came about after the FeedBurner folks sat around thinking about "the importance of the feed item and the ability to leverage the structure of the feed to build a bridge between web services and the content item."

    Feedflare Explained - Freshblog

  • Julie at No Fancy Name takes you through the enhanced feed features of Feedflare, complete with screenshots and the repeated use of the verb "embiggen," which always makes me smile:FeedFlare came about after the FeedBurner folks sat around thinking about "the importance of the feed item and the ability to leverage the structure of the feed to build a bridge between web services and the content item."

    Archive 2005-12-01

  • Only the second time I've ever encountered the word "embiggen".

    Richard II

  • BadAstronomer: I misspelled "embiggen" and my spellchecker caught it.

    Discover Blogs

  • , -2 / +13I just like how they they keep using the word "embiggen" ...

    digg.com: Stories / Popular

  • , -2 / +13I just like how they they keep using the word "embiggen" ...

    digg.com: Stories / Popular

  • , -2 / +13I just like how they they keep using the word "embiggen" ...

    digg.com: Stories / Popular

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