etiolate


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e·ti·o·late

 (ē′tē-ə-lāt′)
v. e·ti·o·lat·ed, e·ti·o·lat·ing, e·ti·o·lates
v.tr.
1. Botany To cause (a plant) to develop without chlorophyll by preventing exposure to sunlight.
2.
a. To cause to appear pale and sickly: a face that was etiolated from years in prison.
b. To make weak by stunting the growth or development of.
v.intr. Botany
To become blanched or whitened, as when grown without sunlight.

[French étioler, from Norman French étieuler, to grow into haulm, from éteule, stalk, from Old French esteule, from Vulgar Latin *stupula, from Latin stipula.]

e′ti·o·la′tion n.

etiolate

(ˈiːtɪəʊˌleɪt)
vb
1. (Botany) botany to whiten (a green plant) through lack of sunlight
2. to become or cause to become pale and weak, as from malnutrition
[C18: from French étioler to make pale, probably from Old French estuble straw, from Latin stipula]
ˌetioˈlation n

e•ti•o•late

(ˈi ti əˌleɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. v.t.
1. to cause (a plant) to whiten or grow pale by excluding light.
2. to drain of color or vigor.
v.i.
3. (of plants) to whiten or grow pale through lack of light.
[1785–95; < French étioler to make pale]
e`ti•o•la′tion, n.

etiolate

- Become whiter or lighter, especially by not getting enough light.
See also related terms for lighter.

etiolate


Past participle: etiolated
Gerund: etiolating

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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.etiolate - make weak by stunting the growth or development of
weaken - lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"
2.etiolate - bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
3.etiolate - make pale or sickly; "alcohol etiolates your skin"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
Adj.1.etiolate - (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of lightetiolate - (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light; "etiolated celery"
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
colorless, colourless - weak in color; not colorful

etiolate

verb
To lose normal coloration; turn pale:
Translations

etiolate

vt (Bot) → etiolieren (spec); (= enfeeble)auszehren
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