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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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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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Only Dillane delivers his lines as if they're real sentences; Burrows is weak, and Malkovich's etiolated figure and deadening delivery remain a mystery.
Etiolated rice plants were obtained by sprouting and maintaining rice plants in a cabinet in a dark room.
However, in all this somewhat etiolated talk, Hove does not close his eyes to facts.
Even so, in an age when too many poets in North America, whether writing in free verse or strict measure, tend towards the etiolated and the tinny, and when the chatty has supplanted the sublime, it is good to know that Geoffrey Hill is still crafting his shadowy polyphonies.
He painted the tail end of the city's industrial strength in the first half of the twentieth century, with unforgettable etiolated images (simultaneously tragic and humorous) of sticklike workers hastening to their mills under great clouds and columns of smoke.
A few years ago, Geuns (1977) reported the stimulatory effect of cortisol (steroid), among other corticosteroids, on the root growth (100% stimulation) and the hypocotyl growth (50% stimulation) of etiolated mung bean seedlings (Phaseolus aureus Roxb.
Isabel Archer of Albany, New York, journeys to Europe, where she achieves inexperience amidst the etiolated foliage, the thicker light, the charged conversations.
Seedy Washington journalists, sharp-eyed government officials who could not dispose of a brand-new car in Spokane, think-tank employees, etiolated from too long residence 'neath flat rocks, and always, always, Henry Kissinger, whose destruction of so many Asians and their once- charming real estate won him a prize for peace from the ironists of outer Europe.