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 become pale through disease or absence of light. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(by exclusion from light), ,


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