Definition of etiolation (noun)
- a pale and sickly appearance
- "his etiolation signaled years in prison"
- the act of weakening by stunting the growth or development of something
- "the etiolation of the critical tradition"
- (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