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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
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Language in such circumstances is in special ways--intelligibly--used not seriously, but in ways parasitic upon its normal use--ways which fall under the doctrine of the etiolations of language.