verb (used with object), e·ti·o·lat·ed, e·ti·o·lat·ing.
verb (used without object), e·ti·o·lat·ed, e·ti·o·lat·ing.
Origin of etiolate
Examples from the Web for etiolate
I can not believe that, to produce one roseate complexion, she must etiolate a thousand.The Book of Khalid|Ameen Rihani
British Dictionary definitions for etiolate
Word Origin for etiolate
Word Origin and History for etiolate
of plants, "grown in darkness," 1791, from French étiolé, past participle of étioler "to blanch" (17c.), perhaps literally "to become like straw," from Norman dialect étule "a stalk," Old French esteule "straw, field of stubble," from Latin stipula "straw." Related: Etiolated.