Meaning of etiolate

e•ti•o•late

Pronunciation: (ē'tē-u-lāt"), [key]
— v., -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to cause (a plant) to whiten or grow pale by excluding light: to etiolate celery.
  2. to cause to become weakened or sickly; drain of color or vigor.
—v.i.
  1. (of plants) to whiten or grow pale through lack of light.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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