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etiolate (v.)

"turn (a plant) white by growing it in darkness," 1791, from French étiolé, past participle of étioler "to blanch" (17c.), perhaps literally "to become like straw," from Norman dialect étule "a stalk," Old French esteule "straw, field of stubble," from Latin stipula "straw" (see stipule). Related: Etiolated.

updated on September 12, 2014

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Definitions of etiolate from WordNet
1
etiolate (v.)
make weak by stunting the growth or development of;
etiolate (v.)
bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight;
etiolate (v.)
make pale or sickly;
alcohol etiolates your skin
2
etiolate (adj.)
(especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light;
etiolated celery
Synonyms: etiolated / blanched
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