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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Make pale or sickly; Bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight; Make weak by stunting the growth or development of adj. - (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light.

Usage examples (7)
  • Verb (used with object) : to etiolate celery
  • Bet "etiolate" would stump all but the most zanily creative among us.
  • Fourth, the irrefutable theory of irreducible complexity of Michael Behe will etiolate.
  • If the nut is planted deep this causes much suckering and a tendency to etiolate the buds so they will stand water. for more
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