Meaning of etiolate
Pronunciation: (ē'tē-u-lāt"), [key]
— v., -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
- to cause (a plant) to whiten or grow pale by excluding light: to etiolate celery.
- to cause to become weakened or sickly; drain of color or vigor.
- (of plants) to whiten or grow pale through lack of light.
- etiolate (Thesaurus)