embiggen
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ɪmˈbɪɡən/
  • (America) IPA: /ɛmˈbɪɡən/
Verb

embiggen (embiggens, present participle embiggening; past and past participle embiggened)

  1. (nonstandard, now jocular, transitive) To enlarge; to make bigger.
    Synonyms: swell, aggrandize, bigger, enlarge
    Antonyms: ensmallen, debigulate, shrink, diminish, belittle
  2. (nonstandard, jocular, intransitive) To enlarge or grow; to become bigger.
    • [p 26] While in both cases for P anti-D3-branes the probe approximation is clearly not good, in the set up of this paper we could argue that there is a competing effect which can overcome the desire of the anti-D3s to embiggen, namely their attraction towards the wrapped D5s.
    Synonyms: swell, grow
    Antonyms: shrink, contract, diminish



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