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English adjective: etiolate

1. etiolate (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light

SamplesEtiolated celery.

Synonymsblanched, etiolated

Similarcolorless, colourless

Domain categoryflora, plant, plant life

Antonymscolorful, colourful

English verb: etiolate

1. etiolate (change) make weak by stunting the growth or development of

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)weaken

2. etiolate (change) bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Domain categoryflora, plant, plant life

3. etiolate (body) make pale or sickly

SamplesAlcohol etiolates your skin.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

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