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Definition of the adjective etiolate

What does etiolate mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. (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

  1. make weak by stunting the growth or development of
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: weaken = lessen the strength of
  2. bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight
  3. make pale or sickly
    • example: alcohol etiolates your skin
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different

Alternative definition of the verb etiolate


  1. To make pale through lack of light, especially of a plant.
  2. To make a person pale and sickly-looking.

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Google previewA 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, ...

Google previewThe Imperial Encyclopaedic Dictionary (1901)

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

etiolate) ; t connective, and suff. -in (.

Google previewA Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (2005)

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 ...

Google previewCapricon 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.

Google previewBryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors (2011)

by Bill Bryson

etiology, etiolate.

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

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.

Google previewDictionary of English Spelling (2005)

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 ...

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (101-)

by Samuel Fallows

KEY: Fade SYN: Fall, fail, decline, sink, droop, dwindle, vanish, change, pale, bleach, set, etiolate. ANT: rise ...

Google previewA complete dictionary of synonyms and antonyms or synonyms and words of opposite meaning

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.

Google previewThe 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.

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

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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Etiolate Meaning

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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