etiolate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • Botany To cause (a plant) to produce without chlorophyll by stopping contact with sunshine.
    • To cause to show up pale and sickly: a face that was etiolated from many years in jail.
    • to create weak by stunting the growth or growth of.
    • To blanch; to bleach; to whiten by depriving of this rays of the sun.
    • resulting in to cultivate pale by illness or absence of light.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • Botany To become blanched or whitened, as when grown without sunlight.
    • In order to become white or brighter; becoming whitened or blanched by excluding the light regarding the sunlight, because, flowers.
    • to be pale through infection or absence of light.
  • verb:
    • In order to make pale through decreased light, particularly of a plant.
    • to create someone pale and sickly-looking.
    • bleach and affect the natural development of (an eco-friendly plant) by excluding sunshine
    • make poor by stunting the growth or improvement
    • make pale or sickly
  • adjective:
    • etiolated
    • Having a blanched or faded look, as wild birds inhabiting desert regions.
    • (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light
  • others:
    • to cultivate white from lack of the conventional level of coloring matter, as leaves or stalks of plants; be whitened by exclusion of light regarding the sunshine, as flowers: often, in pathology, stated of people.
    • To blanch; whiten by exclusion associated with the sun's rays or by disease.
    • Synonyms Blanch, etc. See whiten.
    • additionally etiolize.

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