English dictionary

etiolation meaning and definition


Definition of etiolation (noun)

  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"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet