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Adjective: etiolate  'ee-tee-u,leyt
  1. (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light
    "etiolate celery";
    - etiolated, blanched
Verb: etiolate  'ee-tee-u,leyt
  1. Make weak by stunting the growth or development of
  2. Bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight
  3. Make pale or sickly
    "alcohol etiolates your skin"

Derived forms: etiolated, etiolates, etiolating

See also: colorless [US], colourless [Brit, Cdn]

Type of: alter, change, modify, weaken

Encyclopedia: Etiolate