etiolated


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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.

etiolated

(ˈiːtɪəleɪtɪd)
adj
1. (Botany) botany whitened through lack of sunlight
2. literary weakened; no longer at full strength
3. literary having a pale or sickly appearance
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.etiolated - (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of lightetiolated - (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

etiolated

adjective (Formal) pale, white, faded, bleached, washed out, wan, blanched, colourless, whitened, achromatic shrivelled bulbs with long etiolated shoots
Translations

etiolated

[ˈiːtɪəleɪtɪd] ADJ
1. (Bot) → decolorado, reblanquecido
2. (fig) (frm) → desmayado, lánguido
References in classic literature ?
Next morning I had the pleasure of encountering him; left a bullet in one of his poor etiolated arms, feeble as the wing of a chicken in the pip, and then thought I had done with the whole crew.
As it seemed to me, the refined beauty and the etiolated pallor followed naturally enough.
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Weeds thwacked against the bumper and insects froze in time as the cruiser headlights kindled them into etiolated rods and lucent splayed fillets.
Its creative destruction engendered the English working class and its way of life, and then, by turn, made that class redundant and etiolated its culture.
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Yet an etiolated sense of creaturehood is not extinction of what Lonergan identified as religious love for the divine.
This species lives on the basal parts of grasses close to soil level and often on etiolated stems under stones.
The FEI receptor-like kinases regulate cellulose biosynthesis in root tips, etiolated seedlings and seed coat mucilage.
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Effect of ethanol, methanol and acetone on rooting etiolated cuttings of Vigna radiata in presence of sucrose and auxin.