Etiolating
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.

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  • etiolating — v. whiten a plant by depriving it of sunlight; become pale and weakly (especially from sunlight deprivation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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 — etiolation, n. /ee tee euh layt /, v., etiolated, etiolating. v.t. 1. to cause (a plant) to whiten or grow pale by excluding light: to etiolate celery. 2. to cause to become weakened or sickly; drain of color or vigor. v.i. 3. (of plants) to… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • etiolate — [ē′tē ə lāt΄] vt. etiolated, etiolating [Fr étioler < dial. var. of éteule, stubble, straw < OFr estouble: see STUBBLE] 1. to cause to be pale and unhealthy 2. to deprive of strength; weaken 3. Bot. to blanch or bleach by depriving of… …   English World dictionary

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