) KEY VERB: e·ti·o·lat·ed
, e·ti·o·lates VERB: tr.
VERB: intr. Botany
- Botany To cause (a plant) to develop without chlorophyll by preventing exposure to sunlight.
- To cause to appear pale and sickly: a face that was etiolated from years in prison.
- To make weak by stunting the growth or development of.
- To become blanched or whitened, as when grown without sunlight.
, from Norman French étieuler
, to grow into haulm
, from éteule
, from Old French esteule
, from Vulgar Latin *stupula
, from Latin stipulaOTHER FORMS:eti·o·lation(Noun)