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etiolate Explained

etiolate at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Absence of color): fade, turn pale, pale, deprive of color, decolorize, bleach, tarnish, etiolate, wash out, tone down.

[ADJ] (Absence of color): uncolored, colorless, achromatic, etiolated, pale, discolored, white, monochromatic, faded.

[V] (Whiteness): be white, whiten, bleach, blanch, etiolate, whitewash, silver.

Etiolate at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Etiolate \E"ti*o*late\ v. i. [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.

Etiolate \E"ti*o*late\, v. t.
1. To blanch; to bleach; to whiten by depriving of the sun's
rays.

2. (Med.) To cause to grow pale by disease or absence of
light.

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

etiolate at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

etiolate
v 1: make weak by stunting the growth or development of
2: bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant)
by excluding sunlight
3: make pale or sickly; "alcohol etiolates your skin"

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

etiolate at English (WD) Of Explained:

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Etymology

Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » étioler|lang=fr, from Norman Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » étieuler|lang=fr, ultimately from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » estuble||stubble|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » stupla|lang=la, from Inter: term » stipula||straw, stubble|lang=la (English Inter: term » stubble|lang=en).

Pronunciation

* Inter: enPR » ēʹtē-ə-lāt', Inter: IPA » /ˈiːtiəleɪt/
  • Inter: hyphenation » eti|o|late

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » etiolat|ing


  • To make pale through lack of light, especially of a plant.
    1. To make a person pale and sickly-looking.
    2. Inter: quote-book » year=1980|passage=She was a very lovely woman in her late thirties, in a silk dress of screaming scarlet that would have etiolated a white woman to bled veal.|author=Anthony Burgess|title=Earthly Powers
    3. Inter: quote-book » year=1995|passage=Gwynn and Richard were at the Westway Health and Fitness Centre, surrounded by thirty or forty etiolated drunks: playing snooker.|author=Martin Amis|title=The information

      Related terms

      * stubble

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » to make pale through lack of light

  • German: Inter: t+ » de|etiolieren, Inter: t- » de|vergeilen
  • Greenlandic: Inter: t- » kl|asingavaa, Inter: t- » kl|paqqingavaa

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|этиолировать|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|обесцвечивать растения|sc=Cyrl


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to make a person pale and sickly-looking
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бледнеть|tr=|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|становиться бледным|sc=Cyrl


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Adjective

    Inter: en-ad » j
  • etiolated

  • Translation: et » etiolate
    Translation: fr » etiolate
    Translation: io » etiolate
    Translation: hu » etiolate
    Translation: ta » etiolate
    Translation: vi » etiolate