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English noun: etiolation

1. etiolation (attribute) a pale and sickly appearance

SamplesHis etiolation signaled years in prison.

Broader (hypernym)appearance, visual aspect

2. etiolation (act) the act of weakening by stunting the growth or development of something

SamplesThe etiolation of the critical tradition.

Broader (hypernym)weakening

3. etiolation (act) (botany) the act of causing a plant to develop without chlorophyll by growing it without exposure to sunlight

SamplesThe etiolation of celery.

Broader (hypernym)bleach

Domain categorybotany, phytology

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