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.
- ethynyl group,
- etidronate disodium,
Origin of etiolate
Examples from the Web for etiolated
His abstract and etiolated internationalism has been replaced by the warm humanity of writers like, say, David or Pernerstorfer.The Open Secret of Ireland|T. M. Kettle
In America the sentiment of the etiolated, the brainless, the prudish, the hypocrite is the censor.Ivory Apes and Peacocks|James Huneker
But no matter how etiolated and sickly the thought, it regains its colour and health when it breathes the literary air.The Book of Khalid|Ameen Rihani
And he had a kind of sickness very repulsive to a sensitive girl, something cunning and etiolated and degenerate.The Rainbow|D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
The undergrowth was green, but in the etiolated way of plants which have little light, though that may have been my fancy.The Sea and the Jungle|H. M. Tomlinson
Word Origin 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.