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etiolate

e·ti·o·late

etiolate

 
 
pronunciation:
i ti leIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: etiolated, etiolates, etiolating
definition 1: to weaken, esp. through deprivation of normal development.
The child's limbs were etiolated from malnutrition.
definition 2: to keep (a plant or the like) a light color by preventing exposure to sunlight; blanch; bleach.
similar words:
blanch
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to whiten or lose color, as a plant lacking sunlight.
similar words:
blanch
derivation: etiolation (n.)