embiggen

verb
em·​big·​gen | \ em-ˈbi-gən How to pronounce embiggen (audio) , im- \
embiggened; embiggening

Definition of embiggen

transitive verb

informal + humorous
: to make bigger or more expansive : enlarge, expand This incredible chart was the final product. (Click to embiggen.)— Erik Malinowski There are many painters who rely on computers as a tool or arbitrary gimmick, but the recent striated abstract paintings of Linda Day translate digital structures into painting language in a seamless way that embiggens both.— Doug Harvey

First Known Use of embiggen

1996, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for embiggen

em- + big entry 1 + -en entry 2

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The first known use of embiggen was in 1996

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“Embiggen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embiggen. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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