etiolate

VERB
  1. make pale or sickly
    alcohol etiolates your skin
  2. bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight
  3. make weak by stunting the growth or development of
ADJECTIVE
  1. (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light
    etiolated celery
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How To Use etiolate In A Sentence

  • The leaves are petiolate, the footstalk small short and oppressed; acerose reather more than half a line in width and very unequal in length, the greatest length being little more than half an inch, while others intermixed on every part of the bough are not more than a 1/4 in length. flat with a small longitudinal channel in the upper disk which is of a deep green and glossey, while the uder disk is of a whiteish green only; two ranked, obtusely pointed, soft and flexable. this tree affords but little rosin. the cone is remarkably small not larger than the end of a man's thumb soft, flexable and of an ovate form, produced at the ends of the small twigs. The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806
  • Measurements of starch and sucrose contents were also performed on leaves from plants etiolated for 2 days in order to investigate whether the starch in the CMS plants could be metabolized.
  • Abdomen petiolated, smooth and shining, with a beautiful glossy pile, which is most dense at the sides; the apical segment longitudinally subcarinated in the middle above. Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology
  • He is no longer just the arch mannerist, the etiolated epigone of Michelangelo, perverse and stylised in equal measure. Bronzino's Medici portraits – review
  • Although expression of carotenoid genes does occur in etiolated plants, their synthesis is stimulated on transfer to light.
  • The music is occluded, disorientating, its harmonies as bitter and etiolated as the text. Times, Sunday Times
  • These plants continued to grow without light and developed new etiolated leaves.
  • If you want some quiet R & R — I know, I know, we are shopping, not on a retreat, but bear with me — the lavendar, orchid-strewn, light-flooded, minimalist "arena" where shoes from the likes of Balenciaga (stunning raspberry etiolated "Countess" pumps, £ 325) keep company with Jil Sander's lace-up gray brogue's (£ 410) — perfect for baggy or slouchy pants — offers what you might term a "moment" for retail reflection. Does the Shoe Fit? Finding the Perfect Flat
  • Leaves simple, alternate, rarely opposite or whorled, petiolate or subsessile; stipules often united to a sheath (ocrea). Find Me A Cure
  • Democratic culture is far richer and more diverse, Stout argues, than the terms of Rawls's etiolated rationalism can capture.
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