etiolated

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Etiolate \E"ti*o*late\ verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Etiolated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Etiolating}.] [F. ['e]tioler to blanch.]

1. To become white or whiter; to be whitened or blanched by excluding the light of the sun, as, plants.

2. (Med.) To become pale through disease or absence of light.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Etiolate \E"ti*o*late\, Etiolated \E"ti*o*la'ted\, adjective Having a blanched or faded appearance, as birds inhabiting desert regions.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

etiolated

adjective

1: (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light; "etiolated celery" [syn: {etiolate}, {etiolated}, {blanched}]


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