etiolate, etiolated, blanched(verb)
(especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light
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
"alcohol etiolates your skin"
To make pale through lack of light, especially of a plant.
To make a person pale and sickly-looking.
Origin: étioler, from Norman étieuler, ultimately from estuble, from stupla, from stipula (English stubble).
to become white or whiter; to be whitened or blanched by excluding the light of the sun, as, plants
to become pale through disease or absence of light
to blanch; to bleach; to whiten by depriving of the sun's rays
to cause to grow pale by disease or absence of light
alt. of Etiolated
Origin: [F. tioler to blanch.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ē-ti-o-lāt′, v.t. (med., bot.) to cause to grow pale from want of light and fresh air.—v.i. to become pale from disease or absence of light.—n. Etiolā′tion. [Fr. étioler, to become pale, to grow into stubble, éteule, stubble—L. stipula, a stalk.]
The numerical value of etiolate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of etiolate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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