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Definition of the adjective etiolate
What does etiolate mean as an attribute of a noun?
- (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light
Definition of the verb etiolate
What does etiolate mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: etiolated | etiolating | etiolates
- make weak by stunting the growth or development of
- bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight
- make pale or sickly
Alternative definition of the verb etiolate
- To make pale through lack of light, especially of a plant.
- To make a person pale and sickly-looking.
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A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)
by Richard Soule
Whiten, blanch, etiolate, make or render white. Bleach, v. n. Whiten, blanch, etiolate, ...
A New and Exhaustive Work of Reference to the English Language, Defining Over 250,000 Words, with a Full Account of Their Origin, Pronunciation and Use. Comprising a General Encyclopaedia of Art, Science, Invention and Discovery; a Gazetteer and Atlas of the World; a Compendious Dictionary of Universal Biography, Etc by Robert Hunter
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by Walter W. Skeat, Walter William Skeat
ETIOLATE L. eiâm'cm. — Gk. Umitas, national. — Gk. Î0ms, a nation. Etiolate» to blanch plants. (F.-L.) F. itwler; with suffix -ale. From a dialectal form answering to ...
Capricon Rhyming Dictionary (1986)
(aid to Rhyme) by Bessie G. Redfield
see IOL OLE ULL ** OLA see »** Chocolate, desolate, disconsolate, OLATE etiolate, inviolate, isolate, percolate, see violate 0 SOUNDS 229.
by Bill Bryson
by Sidney L. Landau
whitewash pale, blench, lighten, silver, frost, rime, whitewash, etiolate. ant. darken, color, blacken, shadow, shade. whitewash n. cover-up, gilding, camouflage, glossing over, extenuation, exoneration, justification, dissimulation, excuse, snow job (Slang). — v. gloss over, cover up, exonerate, exculpate, palliate, mitigate, extenuate, excuse, clear, acquit, justify, absolve. ant. n. expose, disclosure, incrimination, exposure, muckraking, v. expose, inculpate, incriminate , involve, implicate.
by Martin H. Manser
alcohol alcohol etiolate to whiten a green plant through lack of sunlight etiolating etiolation etiology (US) see aetiology etiquette conventionally accepted principles of social behaviour etude short musical composition etymology study of the origin and historical development of words etymologies etymological etymologically etymologist eucalyptus kind of evergreen tree grown for its gum. oil. and wood Eucharist Holy Communion Euclidean system of geometry eugenics study dealing ...
by Samuel Fallows
KEY: Fade SYN: Fall, fail, decline, sink, droop, dwindle, vanish, change, pale, bleach, set, etiolate. ANT: rise ...
by S. Fallows
Whiten, pale, etiolate. Incarnation. Sm. Embodiment, impersonation. Sm. Disembodiment, spirituaiizntion, abstraction. Incase. Sm. Inclose, eushrine, impanel, board, batten. ANT. Unpack, extract, expose, disclose. Iiicautious [See Cannons]. Incendiarisni. Sm. Arson, conflagration. An'r.
The Oratorical Dictionary (1835)
by John Newland Maffitt
ETIOLATE. r. To become white; to be whitened by exa cluding the sun. s. etiolation." ETIOLOGY. s. An account of the causes of disease. ETIQUETTE. . s. Ceremony; an account or observance of ceremonies. ETNEAN, adj. Relating to Etna, a volcanic mountain in Sicily. ETYMOL'OGY. s. The descent or derivation of a word, from its original; the deduction of formations from the radical word; that part of philology which explains the origin of words, adj, etymological: adv. etymologically: s.
by Philip D. Morehead
Verbs—lose color, fade, turn pale, pale, change color; decolorize, discolor, bleach, whiten, achromatize, blanch, etiolate, wash or tone down. Adjectives—colorless, uncolored, achromatic, aplanatic, hueless, pale, pallid; pale-faced; faint, dull, muddy, leaden, gray, dun, wan, sallow, dead, dingy, ashy, ashen, pasty, lurid, ghastly, bloodless, deathly, ghostly, cadaverous, glassy, lackluster; blond, ash- blond, platinum-blond, fair ...
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Video shows what etiolate means. To make pale through lack of light, especially of a plant.. To make pale and sickly-looking.. To become pale or blanched.
Scrabble value of E1T1I1O1L1A1T1E1
The value of this 8-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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