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



    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 Originlate 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