Etiolate meaning

ē'tē-ə-lāt'
To cause (a plant) to develop without chlorophyll by preventing exposure to sunlight.
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To cause to appear pale and sickly.

A face that was etiolated from years in prison.

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To make weak by stunting the growth or development of.
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To become blanched or whitened, as when grown without sunlight.
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To cause to be pale and unhealthy.
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To deprive of strength; weaken.
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To blanch or bleach by depriving of sunlight.
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To make pale through lack of light, especially of a plant.
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To make pale and sickly-looking.
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(intransitive) To become pale or blanched.
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Etiolated.
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Origin of etiolate

French étioler from Norman French étieuler to grow into haulm from éteule stalk from Old French esteule from Vulgar Latin stupula from Latin stipula