Blobulate: To alter or have altered, naturally or artificially, the structure, physical and temporal
position and other
non-definitive or compositional properties of an exisiting blob, even when the existance
of that blob is not known.
It should be noted that "blobulate" has no relational meaning
to the US slang word, "discombobulate".
I see many
uses for this word. If you are out in the foggy woods one night an ill-defined
shape takes form
in front of you, it would
be accurate to say he "blobulated." A modern artist's passable work
may be safely praised
as an avant garde bobulation. My feeble attempts at the pottery
wheel can only be called blobulatory.
This word does not have origins in such words as coagulate (A change from
a liquid to a clot). We are not concerned with the clotting as a phyiscal process, we are interesting in the "clot" itself, making
blobulate a nonredundancy.
Webster's defines "blob" as a noun denoting 1a. a small drop or lump of something viscid or thick
or 1b. a daub
or spot of color 2 : something ill-defined
Encarta expands by more specifically defining it as a soft mass, and possibly an indistinct or shapeless form
As for backing my word by way of etymology, let us look at a few words have the ending -ate.
That there are so many
is no cooincidence: So many English
verbs (and nouns but that's not relevant here) come from
Latin verbs whose past participle is -atus. For instance, simulate < L. simulatus pp of simulatus.
example is cooperate, which arrives from
<L. cooperatus pp of cooperari. As blob has no known
origin, is a verb and a verb of action
at that, it would
make sense to follow past examples, flirt with a little portmanteau, and voila - I have the perfect
new word for what my lava lamp