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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.
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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
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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
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etiolated

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

etiolated

[ˈiːtɪəleɪtɪd] ADJ
1. (Bot) → decolorado, reblanquecido
2. (fig) (frm) → desmayado, lánguido
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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.
Indeed, many of them seemed taken aback when the will of the people did not fall into step with their own firm belief that there ought to be a gravy train in Brussels as well as in London, an alternative trough for etiolated politicians to feed from.
Isolation of the inhibitors of ethyelene biosynthesis in auxin-induced etiolated mungbean hypocotyls sections from red and brown algae.
Exogenously applied melatonin stimulates root growth and raises endogenous indoleacetic acid in roots of etiolated seedlings of brassica juncea.
6B); the etiolated shoots, developed in darkness (Fig.
Activation of plasmalemmal NADPH oxidase in etiolated maize seedlings exposed to chilling temperatures.
Whereas in Keep the Aspidistra Flying Gordon feels he has been living underground when he arrives at Burnham Beeches, "etiolated and unkempt" (Orwell 2000e, 139), in Nineteen Eighty-Four Winston feels "dirty and etiolated, a creature of indoors, with the sooty dust of London in the pores of his skin" (2000f, 137).
In their recent exhibition at Chapter NY, for example, Darling arrayed dreamily bent crutches, wall-mounted and whitepainted steel tubing that slanted outward like a giant pair of etiolated, striding legs, and a toilet for the disabled--its grab bars animatedly angled like arms, while elongated metal tubes reached to the floor to suggest an organism hobbling forward, or away.
Lichtenthaler, "Light-induced and age-dependent development of chloroplasts in etiolated barley leaves as visualized by determination of photosynthetic pigments, CO2 assimilation rates and different kinds of chlorophyll fluorescence ratios," Journal of Plant Physiology, vol.
Melatonin promotes adventitious-and lateral root regeneration in etiolated hypocotyls of Lupinus albus L.