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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  To  become  pale  through  disease  or  absence  of  light. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Etiolate  \E"ti*o*late\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  blanch;  to  bleach;  to  whiten  by  depriving  of  the  sun's 
  rays. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  To  cause  to  grow  pale  by  disease  or  absence  of 
  light. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Etiolate  \E"ti*o*late\,  Etiolated  \E"ti*o*la`ted\,  a. 
  Having  a  blanched  or  faded  appearance,  as  birds  inhabiting 
  desert  regions. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  etiolate 
  adj  :  (especially  of  plants)  developed  without  chlorophyll  by 
  being  deprived  of  light;  "etiolated  celery"  [syn:  {etiolated}, 
  {blanched}] 
  v  1:  make  weak  by  stunting  the  growth  or  development  of 
  2:  bleach  and  alter  the  natural  development  of  (a  green  plant) 
  by  excluding  sunlight 
  3:  make  pale  or  sickly;  "alcohol  etiolates  your  skin" 




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