What does etiolate mean?

Definitions for etiolateˈi ti əˌleɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word etiolate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. etiolate, etiolated, blanched(verb)

    (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light

    "etiolated celery"

  2. etiolate(verb)

    make weak by stunting the growth or development of

  3. etiolate(verb)

    bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight

  4. etiolate(verb)

    make pale or sickly

    "alcohol etiolates your skin"


  1. etiolate(Verb)

    To make pale through lack of light, especially of a plant.

  2. etiolate(Verb)

    To make a person pale and sickly-looking.

  3. Origin: étioler, from Norman étieuler, ultimately from estuble, from stupla, from stipula (English stubble).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Etiolate(verb)

    to become white or whiter; to be whitened or blanched by excluding the light of the sun, as, plants

  2. Etiolate(verb)

    to become pale through disease or absence of light

  3. Etiolate(verb)

    to blanch; to bleach; to whiten by depriving of the sun's rays

  4. Etiolate(verb)

    to cause to grow pale by disease or absence of light

  5. Etiolate(adj)

    alt. of Etiolated

  6. Origin: [F. tioler to blanch.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Etiolate

    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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of etiolate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of etiolate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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Translations for etiolate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • vergeilen, etiolierenGerman
  • asingavaa, paqqingavaaKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • этиолировать, бледнеть, обесцвечивать растения, становиться бледнымRussian

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