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Noun: etiolation  'ee-tee-u,ley-shun
  1. A pale and sickly appearance
    "his etiolation signaled years in prison"
  2. The act of weakening by stunting the growth or development of something
    "the etiolation of the critical tradition"
  3. (botany) the act of causing a plant to develop without chlorophyll by growing it without exposure to sunlight
    "the etiolation of celery"

Derived forms: etiolations

Type of: appearance, bleach, visual aspect, weakening

Encyclopedia: Etiolation