English dictionary

etiolate meaning and definition

ETIOLATE verb

Definition of etiolate (verb)

  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"

ETIOLATE adjective

Definition of etiolate (adjective)

  1. (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light
Source: Princeton University Wordnet