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Definition of etiolated adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    etiolated

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈiːtiəleɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈiːtiəleɪtɪd//
     
     
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  1. 1 (biology) if a plant is etiolated it is pale because it does not receive enough light
  2. 2(formal) lacking force and energy
  3. Word Origin late 18th cent.: from the verb etiolate (from French étioler, from Norman French étieuler ‘grow into a stem’) + -ed.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: etiolated