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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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