blanched etiolate etiolated whitened
Colorless Col"or*less, a. 1. Without color; not distinguished by any hue; transparent; as, colorless water; a colorless gas.

Note: [Narrower terms: {ashen, bloodless, livid, lurid, pale, pallid, pasty, wan, waxen}; {neutral}; {white}] [Also See: {achromatic}, {colorless}.] [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

2. Free from any manifestation of partial or peculiar sentiment or feeling; not disclosing likes, dislikes, prejudice, etc.; as, colorless music; a colorless style; definitions should be colorless. [1913 Webster]

3. having lost its normal color.

Note: [Narrower terms: {blanched, etiolate, etiolated, whitened}; {bleached, faded, washed-out, washy}; {dimmed, dulled, grayed}; {dirty}; {dull, sober, somber, subfusc}] {colored}

Syn: colorless, uncolored, uncoloured. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) To become pale …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Etiolated — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • etiolate — [c]/ˈitioʊleɪt/ (say eeteeohlayt) verb (etiolated, etiolating) –verb (t) 1. to cause (a plant) to whiten by excluding light. –verb (i) 2. to become blanched or whitened, as when grown without sunlight. {French étioler blanch + ate1} –etiolation… …   Australian English dictionary

  • ashen bloodless livid lurid pale pallid pasty wan waxen — Colorless Col or*less, a. 1. Without color; not distinguished by any hue; transparent; as, colorless water; a colorless gas. Note: [Narrower terms: {ashen, bloodless, livid, lurid, pale, pallid, pasty, wan, waxen}; {neutral}; {white}] [Also See:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bleached faded washed-out washy — Colorless Col or*less, a. 1. Without color; not distinguished by any hue; transparent; as, colorless water; a colorless gas. Note: [Narrower terms: {ashen, bloodless, livid, lurid, pale, pallid, pasty, wan, waxen}; {neutral}; {white}] [Also See:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Colorless — Col or*less, a. 1. Without color; not distinguished by any hue; transparent; as, colorless water; a colorless gas. Note: [Narrower terms: {ashen, bloodless, livid, lurid, pale, pallid, pasty, wan, waxen}; {neutral}; {white}] [Also See:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dimmed dulled grayed — Colorless Col or*less, a. 1. Without color; not distinguished by any hue; transparent; as, colorless water; a colorless gas. Note: [Narrower terms: {ashen, bloodless, livid, lurid, pale, pallid, pasty, wan, waxen}; {neutral}; {white}] [Also See:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dirty — Colorless Col or*less, a. 1. Without color; not distinguished by any hue; transparent; as, colorless water; a colorless gas. Note: [Narrower terms: {ashen, bloodless, livid, lurid, pale, pallid, pasty, wan, waxen}; {neutral}; {white}] [Also See:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dull sober somber subfusc — Colorless Col or*less, a. 1. Without color; not distinguished by any hue; transparent; as, colorless water; a colorless gas. Note: [Narrower terms: {ashen, bloodless, livid, lurid, pale, pallid, pasty, wan, waxen}; {neutral}; {white}] [Also See:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neutral — Colorless Col or*less, a. 1. Without color; not distinguished by any hue; transparent; as, colorless water; a colorless gas. Note: [Narrower terms: {ashen, bloodless, livid, lurid, pale, pallid, pasty, wan, waxen}; {neutral}; {white}] [Also See:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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