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etiolated Explained

etiolated at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1700-1800; Language: French; Origin: etioler, from Old North French etieuler 'to leave short stiff pieces after a field of wheat has been cut', from Latin stipula 'straw']//
1 literary pale and weak:
2 technical a plant that is etiolated is weak and not very green because it has not received enough light: -- etiolation/i[hA359]ti[hA353]le[hA366][hA35D][hA368]n/ n [U] //

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

[ADJ] (Absence of color): uncolored, colorless, achromatic, etiolated, pale, pallid, faint, dull, leaden, wan, sallow, dingy, ashen, cadaverous, lackluster, discolored, white, monochromatic, faded.

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

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

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

etiolated at English (WD) Of Explained:



  • Inter: past of » etiolate


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Blanched because of sunlight deprivation or excessive exposure to sunlight.
    1. : Birds inhabiting desert regions have an etiolated appearance.
    2. Inter: botan » y grown in the dark

    Translation: de » etiolated
    Translation: et » etiolated
    Translation: fa » etiolated
    Translation: hu » etiolated
    Translation: mg » etiolated
    Translation: my » etiolated
    Translation: ta » etiolated