Definition of Etiolate

1. Verb. Make weak by stunting the growth or development of.

Generic synonyms: Weaken
Derivative terms: Etiolation



2. Adjective. (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light. "Etiolated celery"
Exact synonyms: Blanched, Etiolated
Category relationships: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Similar to: Colorless, Colourless

3. Verb. Bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight.
Category relationships: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Etiolation

4. Verb. Make pale or sickly. "Alcohol etiolates your skin"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Etiolation

Definition of Etiolate

1. v. i. To become white or whiter; to be whitened or blanched by excluding the light of the sun, as, plants.

2. v. t. To blanch; to bleach; to whiten by depriving of the sun's rays.

3. a. Having a blanched or faded appearance, as birds inhabiting desert regions.

Definition of Etiolate

1. Verb. To make pale through lack of light, especially of a plant. ¹

2. Verb. To make a person pale and sickly-looking. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Etiolate

1. to whiten [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES] - See also: whiten

Medical Definition of Etiolate

1. 1. To become white or whiter; to be whitened or blanched by excluding the light of the sun, as, plants. 2. To become pale through disease or absence of light. Origin: F. Etioler to blanch. 1. To blanch; to bleach; to whiten by depriving of the sun's rays. 2. To cause to grow pale by disease or absence of light. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Etiolate

ethynyls
ethyr
ethyrs
etianic acid
etic
etidocaine
etidronate
etidronate disodium
etidronic acid
etilefrine
etilefrine hydrochloride
etimizol
etio-
etiocholanolone
etiogenic
etiolate (current term)
etiolated
etiolates
etiolating
etiolation
etiolations
etiolin
etiolins
etiologic
etiological
etiologically
etiologics
etiologies
etiologist
etiologists

Literary usage of Etiolate

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1. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1882)
"A pleasant smelling substance found in »tórax. etiolate. (F. étioler, to blanch; from Norm. ... etiolate ..."

2. Contributions from the Botanical Laboratory of the University of Pennsylvania by University of Pennsylvania Botanical Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania, Botanical Laboratory (1907)
"Plants in darkness were etiolate and stalky. Sanguinaria canadensis. ... Petiole quickly lengthened, but leaves were small and etiolate. ..."

3. Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Classified and Arranged So by Peter Mark Roget (1911)
"V. be -white &c. adj. render -white &c. adj. ; whiten, bleach, blanch, etiolate, whitewash, silver. Adj. white; milk-, snow-white ¡snowy ..."

4. The United States Democratic Review by Conrad Swackhamer (1843)
"Hear Dr. Johnson : " When a gardener wishes to etiolate, that is, to blanch, ... In like manner, if we wish to etiolate men and women, we have only to ..."

5. The elements of materia medica and therapeutics by Jonathan Pereira (1842)
"In like manner, if we wish to etiolate men and »uE.m, we have only to congregate them in cities, where they are pretty securely kept out of the *si »rnl ..."

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