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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (botany) the act of causing a plant to develop without chlorophyll by growing it without exposure to sunlight; The act of weakening by stunting the growth or development of something; A pale and sickly appearance.

Usage examples (19)
  • The etiolation of celery
  • His etiolation signaled years in prison
  • The etiolation of the critical tradition
  • Verb (used with object) : to etiolate celery for more
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